The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Election 2012

November 6, 2012

Reske hopeful of race’s outcome

Congressional candidate thankful for volunteer support

PENDLETON, Ind. — Scott Reske said this election has felt more “personal” than the others.

As he stood at the voting machine early this morning and looked down at the Democratic ticket, the Indiana 5th Congressional District candidate saw the names of several people who had become close friends. Many of those are people he’s worked closely with as a state representative for several terms; others are people he knew when he was growing up.

“It feels more personal than any year before,” Reske said after casting his ballot.

A 28-year military veteran, Reske feels strongly about the responsibility of voting.

“The last war I served in was Iraq, where we were ready to set up for the first democratic election,” Reske said. “And when the interim president was killed, the bomb went off at a check point I had just cleared. And I was activated as a state representative. The poetry of that is not lost on me.”

This wasn’t the first time Reske has seen his name on the ballot — it’s been there five times before — but he said this race has been the most meaningful and important to him.

“The volunteers have been amazing,” he said. “This district is so much bigger — 12 times bigger, with 750,000 people. The volunteers made the impossible feel possible.”

Reske’s wife, Jenny, joined him in voting at the Falls Park community building about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Like her husband, Jenny Reske said volunteer support has been key to his campaign.

“There are a lot of people wanting to make the country better,” she said. “This has definitely been a grass-roots campaign.”

Reske plans to spend the day talking to voters throughout the district. His only regret about the past several months was not having the opportunity to debate Republican opponent Susan Brooks more than once.

“As an incumbent, I always agreed to debates,” Reske said. “She only agreed to one public debate. I think that was one of the huge things missing. With television and radio ads, you are only getting a one-way conversation.”

Look for more election coverage throughout the day at heraldbulletin.com and in Wednesday's print edition of The Herald Bulletin.

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