(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - It’s anticipated to be a close race in Indiana House District 68 and the two opponents are spending part of their Election Day close to one another.
Bob Bischoff and Jud McMillin
Democrat incumbent Bob Bischoff and Republican Jud McMillin are both campaigning up to the last minute outside the Greendale Cabin, a polling place in the Dearborn County city.
Each candidate shook hands with voters as they walked to the cabin during the early afternoon, urging them to vote their way.
“I feel really good about it,” said McMillin outside the polling place dressed in a white t-shirt sporting his name. “I don’t know if we’re going to win or not. I feel positive. More than anything I know I worked as hard as I possibly could. I sent the message I wanted to send and I’ve given the voters the opportunity to get to know me. I just don’t think I could have done anything differently to do it any better.”
Bischoff beat McMillin previously in 2008 by less than one percent of the total vote in the district and fewer than 500 votes.
Bischoff lives in Greendale. McMillin said he personally picked the cabin location to do some last minute campaigning at as his supporters spread to other polling locations.
The two candidates will not be within eyesight of each other as election results filter in this evening. Bischoff said he plans to join his supporters in an election night gathering at Whisky’s in downtown Lawrenceburg.
“I think we’ve run a tremendous campaign again,” said Bischoff, hoping for another term after 30 years as District 68 Representative. “I think what we’ve done in the district they won’t forget today. It’s been an ugly campaign. My opponent decided to go ugly two years ago in the last few days of that election and he’s never stopped.”
As they have since the May primary, the two apparently disagreed on Bischoff’s final point.
“We went in with the mindset that we were going to run a strong, positive campaign and stick to the issues,” McMillin said.
McMillin will be with friends and family as he watches the election results at his home in Brookville.