"Road to Change Tour" Continues as Long Thompson Visits More Indiana Communities
Democratic ticket has visited 38 communities in final push before the election, 23 stops remain
Visiting 38 cities so far, today Jill Long Thompson and Dennie Oxley, the Democratic nominees for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, continued their "Road to Change Tour" heading into the final weekend before Tuesday's election.
By Sunday, when the 2,500 mile journey will conclude with a rally in South Bend, the tour will have taken the Democratic ticket to 61 different communities across the state over the course of 10 days.
Following a weekend of stops in southern Indiana, on Monday the tour visited Scottsburg, Seymour, North Vernon, Columbus, Nashville, Bloomington and Martinsville. On Tuesday Greencastle, Clinton, Rockville, Covington, Crawfordsville and Lafayette welcomed Long Thompson while Wednesday included visits to Lebanon, Frankfort, Delphi, Monticello, Rensselaer and Highland. The tour returned to southern Indiana on Thursday with events in Spencer, Linton, Washington, Bedford, Paoli and Salem, before heading to east central Indiana for events today.
"This tour has been one of the most special parts of this entire campaign," said Long Thompson. "As we visit with communities across the state you can sense a real desire for change; you can see it in people's eyes and you can feel it in the air. Hoosiers know that things in Indiana aren't going well, and they know to turn things around we need change. We need to change our leadership, change our priorities and change our direction - and that is why I am running for Governor."
Throughout the trip crowds welcomed, Long Thompson and Oxley along with Democratic candidate for Attorney General Linda Pence, Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Richard Wood, former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, former Indiana First Lady Judy O'Bannon, actor and "Rudy" star Sean Astin, several former state party chairs as well as numerous congressional and statehouse candidates who joined the tour periodically throughout the trip.
"As we move closer and closer to Election Day the call for a new direction gets louder and louder, and we couldn't be more excited," said Oxley. "The Hoosiers that we have met on this tour understand what is at stake in this election. They know that the policies of Mitch Daniels and George Bush are crippling our economy and hurting the pocketbooks of the working men and women of this state. That's why Jill and I will continue to spend these final days talking about our vision for the state's future and encouraging everyone to get out and vote for change."