GREENFIELD — Ahead of Tuesday’s election, candidates for Congress stopped in Greenfield to stump for votes.
Congressman Todd Young, who faces Democrat Evan Bayh in the election for U.S. Senate, and Congressman Luke Messer, who is running to be re-elected as Indiana’s sixth district congressman, visited Griggsby’s Station for lunch and to visit with voters and city officials Thursday.
Young has visited Hancock County several times ahead of Tuesday’s election. Last month, he participated in the Riley Festival parade in downtown Greenfield.
Thursday was the last time he’ll stop in Greenfield before Election Day, but he said he wanted an opportunity to visit the area, meet with voters and garner a few more votes.
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He was accompanied by Messer and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillas of North Carolina, who were also stumping for the congressman.
Young said his campaign isn’t letting up ahead of the election and will go full-force meeting voters in the waning hours.
“We’re working very hard until the end to earn the trust and support of Hoosiers in every corner of this state — every small town, every big city,” he said. “We’ve been at this for roughly a year and a half, and we’re not going to slow down as we approach the finish line.”
He’s run his campaign on helping create good education opportunities for Hoosier students that lead to good paying jobs and fulfilling careers in Indiana. And he’s promised to work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which isn’t providing citizens with affordable healthcare, he’s said.
He’ll also rely heavily on his experience as a United States Marine to improve national security and make Americans feel safe, he said.
Ahead of Election Day, he’s feeling confident, he said. His message and vision for the country transcends party lines, he said. In Washington, he’ll work for his Hoosier neighbors, and they’ll be his boss, he said.
Messer and Tillas both accompanied Young to Greenfield Thursday to show support for the candidate they believe is best for the job.
Party control of the Senate and the future of the U.S. Supreme Court could come down to Young and Bayh’s race, and every vote will count, Tillas said.
The North Carolina senator faced a similar race two years ago, when North Carolina became a battleground state for Senate control, Tillas said.
Young has a good reputation and profile in D.C.; he always shows up, Tillas said.
He works very hard, Messer added. When he’s Indiana’s senator, he’s going to wake up every morning and work hard for Hoosiers.
“I know it because I’ve worked with him the last four years in Congress,” Messer said.