Although the campaigns for Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Richard Mourdock may somewhat disagree, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels tells Indy Politics the close contest between the two for the U.S. Senate is good for the Hoosier electorate.
The Donnelly camp released an internal poll today showing him with a two-point lead over Mourdock. Moudock released a poll earlier this month show him with a three-point lead, both have been within the margin of error.
The two will meet in a debate tonight in New Albany. They will be joined by Libertarian Andy Horning.
Daniels says the close race is good because it is rare that Hoosiers get such a competitive race and he says it forces both candidates to appeal to the middle of the road voter.
In the interview he also speculates on why Mourdock is having trouble reaching the “Lugar Republican” vote. He also talks about the transition to Purdue and how he expects the Board of trustees to measure his performance.
Leon-Tailored Audio: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels - (7 minutes)