Former President Bill Clinton is getting ready to return to Indianapolis. He's become more popular than ever with Democrats and Hoosier Democrats are hoping Clinton will provide some of the same energy he brought to the Democratic Convention.
Dan Parker, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, said while President Clinton will speak at North Central High School on the city's north side endorsing President Obama for re-election, his focus will be on supporting Joe Donnelly for U.S. Senate and John Gregg for governor.
"He's doing his job supporting his team and I get that, but not gonna change any votes."
That’s what Republican State Chair Eric Holcomb said about Clinton's appearance here in the Hoosier state. He said it's too little too late.
"He won't change anyone's mind in the gym or auditorium where he speaks that's in stark contrast to what the IRP has been doing for months on end. All of our all-stars are right here. we don't have to import them," said Holcomb.
Both Republicans and Democrats remain confident in the gubernatorial race coming off Wednesday night’s debate with Libertarian Rupert Boneham.
"John Greg clearly won the debate. Mike Pence looked like he didn't want to be there, really didn't engage, didn't give any specifics. John gave great specifics," said Parker.
But Holcomb disagrees.
"He obviously has a plan he wants to put in place. Mike understands the context of the state and has a plan to move us forward, onward and upward from where we are," Holcomb concluded.
New polls have the Senate race between Richard Murdock and Joe Donnelly as a tossup. The race for governor has Republican Mike Pence over Democrat John Gregg. Democrats are hoping President Clinton can help improve on those numbers on Friday.
The rally is sold out and kicks off at 10:30 a.m.
President Clinton comes to Indianapolis to "Get out the Vote"
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