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Former State First Lady, Lt. Governor visit area

Monday, October 27, 2008

Former state First Lady Judy O'Bannon (left) and former Lt. Gov. Kathy Davis (right) talk politics with area residents at the Brazil Coffee Company Monday. [Order this photo]
Both Judy O'Bannon and Kathy Davis have visited Brazil and Clay County before.

"It's a beautiful town and a beautiful county," Davis said Monday.

The former State Lt. Governor and former state First Lady were at the Brazil Coffee Company Monday campaigning on behalf of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

The stop in Brazil was one of five stops Monday, which included visits to Linton, Washington, Jasper and Corydon.

They also have scheduled visits to Seymour, Shelbyville, Greenwood and Indianapolis Tuesday.

"When you're campaigning, (Brazil) is always an important stop," O'Bannon said. "Brazil is on the route."

The two have been on the campaign trail since the primary in May. Both supported Hillary Clinton's presidential run.

"People are paying attention," O'Bannon said regarding the Nov. 4 election. "They're discussing issues and they're thinking about it.

"Indiana is solid. We aren't static. We're always changing and things are really changing right in your face."

Davis served as Lt. Governor in the Joe Kernan administration.

She said she believed people are more focused on this election than in the past.

"I have found this election to be a great education," she said. "I'm someone who has been around the barn a few times. It's a lot of work to make change."

Davis said she and O'Bannon planned to hit the campaign trail a couple more times prior to Election Day.