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Democratic Gubernatorial candidate visits Brazil Saturday as part of 10-day state tour

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Indiana Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jill Long Thompson embraces a supporter at the Clay County Democratic Headquarters Saturday. [Order this photo]
If Jill Long Thompson was feeling the effects of a grueling campaign, she didn't show it Saturday.

Long Thompson paid a visit to Brazil Saturday, the second day of her "Road to Change" Tour.

The visit was the second time Long Thompson has been to Clay County since she began her campaign running for Governor on the Democratic ticket.

"I don't feel tired," Long Thompson said. "I know I should, but I don't."

With only a handful of days remaining before Election Day (Nov. 4), Long Thompson scheduled her statewide tour, which officially began Friday.

She made stops in Indianapolis, Rushville and Connersville Friday before coming to Brazil Saturday.

The Brazil stop was her first Saturday, as she also had plans to visit Terre Haute, Sullivan, Vincennes, Princeton and Evansville.

Her tour continued Sunday with visits to Boonville, Jasper, Corydon and Jefferson. It is scheduled to conclude today after she makes stops in Scottsburg, Seymour, North Vernon, Columbus, Nashville, Bloomington and Martinsville.

Long Thompson was welcomed by several residents Saturday.

She told those in attendance she decided to take the tour in the final days before the election to bring her "message of change."

"This is the most important election I can remember in my lifetime," Long Thompson said. "We can turn Indiana around and boy do we need change."

Long Thompson delivered her talking points to several area residents Saturday before getting back on her bus and heading to Terre Haute.

Her tour will officially end the day before the election. Her running mate, Dennie Oxley, was also out on the trail Saturday, but did not visit Brazil.

Long Thompson's visit came one day after Congressman Brad Ellsworth (D-Evansville) stopped in Brazil.

The Brazil Times did not receive word of any Republican candidates making stops in Brazil this weekend.

However, congressional candidate Greg Goode (R-Terre Haute) will speak at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday. The meeting will take place at the Coffee Cup and is set to begin at noon.