CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. — As the city’s mayoral runoff campaign neared the finish line, Mayor Joe McComb took a relatively easy approach to campaigning Monday.
McComb has served the city as its mayor for most of the last four years, and the day before the runoff, he wqs confident voters will send him back for another two years.
“People want… they want stability, they want confidence,” said McComb.
McComb was so confident heading into the runoff election, he spent the last day of the campaign making calls and not much else. However, he and his team are taking nothing for granted.
“We’re not overconfident, we’re just following through with our game plan and we think it’s going to be successful,” said McComb.
Despite not winning another term outright on Election Day, McComb was successful. He led the nine candidate field with 750 more votes than his nearest rival, and even though more than 67% of voters didn’t cast their ballots for him in November, McComb felt hitting the trail hard Monday wouldn’t be effective.
“Most people’s minds have been made up,” said McComb. “They’ve had a lot of time to think about it.”
McComb believes negative campaigning has hurt his opponent, Paulette Guajardo, calling her claims trying to connect him to recent FBI raids against Philip Skrobarczyk, Fulton Construction, and John Longoria “baseless” and “asinine”.