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Kalamazoo, Portage Politicians Gear up for Tuesday Election

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KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) -- Tuesday is an off-year election day in Michigan, and that means Municipal elections.  Kalamazoo voters will be choosing from among 16 incumbent, first time and write in candidates to fill 7 seats.  Portage has 4 candidates for 3-four year terms.  Peter Strazdas is running unopposed for mayor.
Mark Hoffman, who is a campaign manager in Kalamazoo says local campaigns may not have the TV ads, the big time pollsters, the busses, jets and the billboards but one thing they do share is the internet.
He says most candidates are using facebook and twitter.   He says another campaign tool they have in common with the big time candidates is lawn signs, lots and lots of lawn signs. But, unlike the national campaigns, they collect as many of those yard signs as they can after the election, so they can be used the next time around.

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