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Daniels stops off in Clay City

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Gov. Mitch Daniels sits and talks politics with Clay City resident Dave Lucas Tuesday afternoon at the Glory Days Restaurant in Clay City. Jason Moon Photo.
CLAY CITY -- Mitch Daniels was hungry.

His pit stop at the Glory Days Restaurant in Clay City Tuesday had a little to do with grabbing a bite to eat.

The current Indiana Governor also recently hit the campaign trail.

"We're having lots of fun," Daniels, a Republican said. "We got the old road crew together and we've been through a lot of our favorite small towns."

Daniels said he and his "crew," which consists of a couple of former students that also campaigned with him four years ago, dusted off "Betsy," Daniels' RV, and hit the road Tuesday, visiting several small towns statewide.

"Everywhere we go, there are memories," Daniels said. "They're so many memories and this is the last voyage for Betsy.

"Four years, we did this virtually every day. But now I've got this day job."

Daniels is currently running for re-election against Democrat Jill Long Thompson.

Because of his duties as governor, Daniels admitted he hasn't been out on the campaign trail much.

"We haven't done too much of what you would call true campaigning," he said.

While at the restaurant Tuesday, Daniels talked with several residents.

"I've made many trips here," he said. "It's really been positive."

Daniels said he has been more focused on his performance as opposed to the campaign.

"What I'm confident in is the good judgment of Hoosiers," he said regarding Tuesday's election. "I'll accept whatever verdict they (deliver)."

Before meeting several of the residents at the restaurant Tuesday, Daniels took a few moments to speak to them, then admitted he was hungry.

"Let's eat," he said.