The Democratic candidate for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District says she’s learned much from the people of the district since winning the May 8 primary.
“The working family feels like it’s been pushed away from the table in Washington and no longer has a presence,” Shelli Yoder of Bloomington said during a stop Monday afternoon in Seymour.
“I feel their voice is crucial to keeping the country headed in the right direction,” said Yoder, who will face incumbent Republican congressman Todd Young of Bedford. Young is seeking re-election to a second term.
Yoder said she’s spent the months since winning the primary reaching out to voters during festivals, parades and county fairs and at local businesses around county courthouses and senior citizen centers.
“We’re just continuing to take that message out community by community, voter by voter,” she said. “We haven’t stopped since the primary. I’ve really wanted to root this campaign in each of the communities throughout the 9th District.”
Yoder said people are ready for a change in Washington.
“This is one of the most, if not the most, unpopular,
unsuccessful Congresses we’ve ever had,” she said.
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