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9th District Candidates Campaign Into Final Hours

Shelli Yoder and incumbent Todd Young are running for the U.S. 9th District.

Candidates for Indiana’s 9th District Congressional seat have been traveling around the district over the past few days, trying to reach as many voters as possible before the election.

Congressman Todd Young (R-9th) says he is confident in the last hours of the campaign.

“I’m really encouraged by what I hear on the ground. Of course, we’re taking nothing for granted,” Young says. “This is a real big election, with the stakes being pretty high. It’s our first re-election, so I’m working every bit as hard as I did in 2010.”

Shelli Yoder, the Democratic candidate, visited with voters at local coffee shops, diners and early voting sites the past few days. She says she knows she is an underdog in this race, but it has not changed the time and energy she is devoted to her campaign.

“People appreciate the hard work, appreciate how hard we’re putting ourselves out there and reaching as many voters as we possibly can without taking what everyone is saying about this being an impossible battle. There’s nothing that’s impossible,” Yoder says. “You keep fighting, you keep working, and that’s exactly what we are going to do until 5:59 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.”

Both candidates will await poll results tomorrow night at campaign watch parties in Bloomington.

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