The two-man race for Sioux Falls mayor kicked into high gear today.
Mayor Mike Huether and city councilor Greg Jamison faced off at a Rotary Club lunch.
This event was more of a meet and greet than a debate.
It was an opportunity for the two candidates to set themselves apart from each other.
And they did, with an attack on each others character.
City councilor Greg Jamison and Mayor Mike Huether took the stage at the Holiday Inn City Centre downtown.
But while Rotary Club members quietly ate their lunch, the candidates varied in their level of politeness towards each other.
Greg Jamison said "I think if you read and investigate a little more into some of the things that the current mayor is talking about, you'll find how he's misleading you and not wanting you to know all of the details for his own personal gain."
Mayor Huether responded "my mom, my dad, and my grandma and grandpa, they taught me something pretty basic, that if you don't have something nice to say, then don't say it. that's what we do in South Dakota, that's what we do in the Midwest."
"If you can't trust a politician or an elected official with the little things like that, well how can you trust him with the big things and that is the biggest difference between the two of us," Jamison added.
"In Sioux Falls, we're a compassionate people, we care about each other, neighbors lifting up neighbors, so there's no way I'm going into any of that," Huether added.
KSFY and the Argus Leader are hosting a debate between Jamison and Huether as well.
Watch the candidates discuss Sioux Falls issues live on March 31st.