NEW PALESTINE — Just a tiny portion of Hancock County was drawn into Indiana House District 57 during redistricting last year, so there’s little hype given here to the three candidates vying for the seat in the Nov. 6 election.
But that’s not just here. There have been no debates or organized political events for the contested race across the entire district. Incumbent Republican Sean Eberhart, Democrat Todd Day and Libertarian Paul Bravard are hoping their message resonates with voters with the limited opportunities they have to reach them.
All three say they’ve been going to local festivals to spread their message. Eberhart is seeking a fourth term and wants to continue what he calls a pro-business, fiscally sound approach to state government that has taken hold in recent years under Republican leadership.