The Indiana Primary was conducted Tuesday, and several state positions were up for grabs.
Even though Nancy Michael was unable to grab the attention of Clay County voters, she won the Democratic Primary for State Representative District 44 over Richard Thompson.
However, Thompson defeated Michael in Clay County, tallying 1,832 votes to Michael's 1,809.
"It wasn't good enough," Michael said. "For me, I expected to do a little bit better than that. But I'm very pleased with the close numbers."
Michael said she spent the majority of her day in Clay County, greeting voters. She said during her campaign, she wasn't able to meet voters face-to-face, so she sent out mailers.
"I knew it was going to be a challenge, so that's why I spent 90 percent of my day here," Michael said at the Clay County Courthouse Tuesday.
Michael will face incumbent Amos Thomas. Clay County voters chose Thomas over Duane Conover by a 927-154 margin.
"I think it's fairly obvious that my opponent didn't do too much campaigning," Thomas said regarding the primary. "He started out really strong."
Thomas said he expected a tough challenge from Michael in the fall.
"She'll be a formidable opponent," Thomas said. "She'll have a lot of support from state Democrats and I should have a lot of support from state Republicans."
Clay County voters also made their voices heard regarding the presidential and governor elections Tuesday.
In the race for governor, incumbent Mitch Daniels ran unopposed and 1,452 Clay County residents voted for him.
On the Democratic side, Clay County voters favored Jim Schellinger over Jill Long Thompson by a 3,312-2,357 margin.
In the race for president, John McCain received the most Republican votes from Clay County with 1,333, compared to 270 for Mike Huckabee, 132 for Ron Paul and 53 for Mitt Romney.
Huckabee, Paul and Romney have all dropped out of the race.
In contrast, Clay County voters favored Hillary Clinton with a whopping 4,011 votes compared to Barack Obama, who tallied 2,028 Clay County votes.
Both candidates vying for the position of U.S. Representative District 8, Greg Goode (R) and incumbent Brad Ellsworth (D) ran uncontested and will move on to the November election.
Also moving on at the state level included candidates for State Senate District 37 incumbent Richard Bray (R) and John Osborn (D), State Representative District 43 candidates Ryan Cummins (R) and incumbent Clyde Kersey (D), and State Representative District 46 candidates Bob Heaton (R) and incumbent Vern Tincher (D).