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Senate Candidates Travel The State In Final Election Push

Richard Mourdock and Joe Donnelly made multiple campaign stops Monday in a last push to gain supporters before Tuesday's election.

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Richard Mourdock talks to a voter on a campaign stop Monday.

Richard Mourdock and Joe Donnelly are traveling around the state Monday in the final efforts of a campaign that could determine control of the U.S. Senate.

Donnelly’s tour of the state includes stops in Muncie, Fort Wayne and South Bend, all with former Senator Evan Bayh. Mourdock is joined by Senator Dan Coats on a statewide trip that includes visits to Lafayette, Terre Haute and Evansville.

Mourdock says the stops are about more than trying to win over any remaining undecided voters.

“But it’s also meant to get that base fired up and to thank those people that will be working 12 to 14 hours tomorrow at the polls,” he says.

Whoever wins the seat could be the 51st vote in the Senate, giving their party the majority. Mourdock says he’s focused on delivering the message that one of his top priorities is repealing the Affordable Care Act. Donnelly says he’s reminding voters that his message of bipartisanship will help fix a broken Washington.

“We want to send a message which is that, here in Indiana we think people should work together, ” Donnelly says. “That’s our tradition is we are conservative but we’re also common sense. We’re focused on results.”

Both candidates will vote in their home towns Tuesday before making their way to Indianapolis for Election Night.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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