Senate candidates campaign to the endNovember 6th, 2012 at 3:55 pm by Jim Shella under Jim Shella's Political Blog
It’s been a long day of campaigning for both Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Richard Mourdock. They are in Indianapolis tonight but they started the day on opposite ends of the state.
Donnelly voted in South Bend where he has represented the area as a Congressman for the last six years. This is his first run for statewide office and he remains the favorite in what should be a close race. He is still making comparisons between himself and Mourdock. “We’re conservative and we’re common sense,” he said after voting, “and we’re not a state that goes for extremes and I think that’s what he represents.”
Richard Mourdock, who is in his second term as state Treasurer, voted in Darmstadt, his hometown.
That’s near Evansville and there was a crowd of supporters there to cheer him on. “This is good stuff!” he told them.
This is a campaign that started about 21 months ago when Mourdock announced his plan to challenge Richard Lugar in the Republican primary. Donnelly got into the race in the hope that Mourdock would win in May and, if he wins tonight, this has all worked out according to the Democratic plan.