Voters get the chance to meet the candidates, despite storms

Tuesday night's storms interrupted a meet the candidates event. Tippecanoe County Farm Bureau hosted the event ahead of the May 8th primary election.

Posted: Apr 3, 2018 11:55 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Tuesday night's storms interrupted a meet the candidates event. Tippecanoe County Farm Bureau hosted the event ahead of the May 8th primary election.

Just as things got underway, everyone was sent to the YMCA to take shelter.

After the storms cleared, candidates continued to speak and introduce themselves.

All three candidates running for sheriff were there, as well as Pat Harrington and Earl McCoy who are in the race for prosecutor.

News 18 talked to some people who wanted to get to know the candidates better.

"I don't know the first thing about most of the candidates. I don't know where they stand on the issues. That's why I'm here -- to find out," said Randy Bell.

"I thought this would be a very good opportunity to find out who they are and where they stand on issues right now," said Mary Finnegan.

Entomologist Tom Turpin made sure the candidates didn't go over the time limit. If they did, they had to play a game called "Hold or Taste" which involved some creepy crawlers.

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