TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Candidates hit the pavement Monday and went door-to-door to talk to voters on the day before Election Day.
"Election commercials, campaign commercials and radio ads are all cheap substitutes for what I call the retail nature of this," Todd Rokita, who is the Republican Candidate for Indiana's Fourth Congressional District, said. "The response is usually good."
Rokita teamed up with District 27 State Representative Republican Candidate Chuck Hockema in Tippecanoe County. The two went door to door pushing for votes.
Hockema and Democratic Candidate Sheila Klinker agree they have a close race, and every vote matters.
"Clearly there are a lot of voters that will wait until the sixth [of November] to do their voting," Hockema said. "This is going to be a close race. I think I need to be out here right up until the last minute."
"We are still working up to the very last minute," Klinker said. "[State representatives] have to run every two years. You never stop working."
Later Monday afternoon, Rokita visited News 18 with Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate Richard Mourdock.
Many people across the nation are watching his race against Democratic Candidate Joe Donnelly. The latest poll puts Donnelly ahead by 11 points. Mourdock believes he has momentum going into Election Day.
"There is tremendous momentum going in our direction," Mourdock said. "All the counties reporting early voting that are Republican counties are showing huge turnouts."
When asked if his controversial statement at the last senate debate about his stance against abortion with no exceptions will hurt his chances of winning, Mourdock said the voters he has talked to aren't concerned about it.
"The statements of that debate have in part defined who I am," Mourdock said. "I believe life is precious. What is fascinating to me is since that debate I have traveled the state extensively and people talk to me about the high unemployment rate."
Although all the candidates seemed optimistic, all admitted in close races, like the ones this year, it may just be a few votes determining the winner.
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