"I can tell you all you have a wonderful community," Stutzman told several Brazil Rotary club members at the organization's weekly meeting at the Busy Corner Restaurant.
In June, Stutzman officially announced his candidacy for United States Senator, running against Evan Bayh (D-Indianapolis). Stutzman -- a Republican -- is currently a state Senator.
While speaking with Rotary members, Stutzman said his concern of federal spending was a major reason for his U.S. Senate candidacy.
He said he was frustrated with bailouts in the automotive and banking industries.
"In this country, you have the right to succeed, but you also have the right to fail," Stutzman said. "We need to get back to the basics.
"We continue to spend money. Now, we are going to dig into our children's pocket to pay the bill."
Stutzman, who owns Stutzman Farms Trucking and is a fourth-generation farmer from Howe, Ind., said he became interested in the political world shortly after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
He ran for a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives and won, serving with both Amos and Andy Thomas.
Stutzman was in Vigo County Tuesday for an engagement before spending the evening in Clay County.
"It's a beautiful county," he said. "It's a wonderful community."
His campaign has scheduled a kickoff barbecue Saturday, Sept. 26, near Kendallville.
Since announcing his candidacy for U.S. Senate, Stutzman said he has become "inspired" through his travels to different areas of the state.
"People are very concerned with what is going on in Washington," he said. "But they also feel we're going to pull through this."
Stutzman said he has been traveling on the road with his family, including wife Christy and two sons, Payton and Preston.
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