On a day where his campaign trekked across Michigan and on the eve of the biggest election of his political career, Lansing's mayor had just one final stop to make.
He came home to a warm welcome at Gone Wired Cafe in Lansing Monday night.
"It's an incredible feeling to come home and have this kind of reception," said Bernero. "These are the folks that understand me and understand why I had to run."
Bernero rallied supporters from the steps of the packed coffee shop. He says whatever happens on Election Day, he'd do it all again.
"I don't regret it a bit," said Bernero. "No matter what, win or lose I feel it was the right thing to do."
Although most polls and pundits are predicting that Republican opponent Rick Snyder will beat out Bernero and become Michigan's next governor, both Bernero and running mate Brenda Lawrence say that they've already won.
"There is no loss tomorrow," said Lawrence. "The message Virg and I carried across the state will shape the administration because people heard it."
"When the polls close I want to feel I want to feel like I've left it all on the field," said Bernero. "It's a tough year. We're facing headwinds instead of tailwinds."