For the Democrats, Justin Moed has been an Energizer Bunny of sorts pounding the pavement of his district, knocking doors, and making waves. I love the campaign he's running. He's posting a travelogue of sorts almost nightly on his campaign Facebook page. Random pictures from interesting parts of the district and pictures of constituents dot the photo albums. On the Republican side, it's A.J. Feeney-Ruiz that's battling for the seat. Everything I just wrote about Justin Moed could be said about Feeney-Ruiz as well. Both Moed and Feeney-Ruiz have backgrounds in government. Moed has worked in the Indiana House of Representatives and Feeney-Ruiz worked for Secretaries of State Todd Rokita and Charlie White.
It's retail politics at its best. This kind of attention for a district that is very diverse socioeconomically, demographically, and in many other ways is excellent. Chances are, if you live in the district, you're going to be meeting your next state representative. Conversely, the candidates will know the district they serve because they've been covering it.
This is the way it should be. Two energetic candidates focused on service and not resorting to calling each other names or resorting to nasty tactics.
That, of course, could change. It's still early, and this is going to be a close race. Of course, I'm rooting for Moed. This is the Indy Democrat blog, after all. Sorry A.J.