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CBS 6 asks Richmond mayoral candidates 1 easy question

Posted at 5:50 PM, Oct 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-23 17:50:26-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- All six of the candidates running for Richmond's next mayor gathered outside of a church to judge a chili cook-off in the city's Church Hill neighborhood.

Cedar Street Baptist Church hosted their annual Tailgate at the Temple after their Sunday service.

Jon Baliles, Jack Berry, Levar Stoney, Michelle Mosby, Lawrence Williams and Joe Morrissey all served as judges.

Cedar Street Baptist Church chili cook-off

Cedar Street Baptist Church chili cook-off

After several debates, press conferences, and speeches over the past few months, WTVR CBS 6's Brendan King asked all six candidates one easy question: "Describe in three words why you're the best mayoral candidate."

"Because I am Richmond," said Mosby.

Stoney answered, "Because our children matter."

"Experience, judgment, and trust," Baliles replied.

Berry said, "Experience, passion, and unity."

Williams responded, "Richmond’s logical choice."

"Fights for you," said Morrissey.

Joe Morrissey continues to lead to the race for Richmond mayor, according to a poll released earlier this month.

The Southeastern Institute of Research conducted the poll on behalf of ChamberRVA.

The results indicated Morrissey would win 20-percent of the vote.

Jack Berry came in second with 17-percent, followed by Levar Stoney with 15-percent.

While no other candidate finished with more than 10-percent of the vote, 38-percent of those polled indicated they were undecided.