Brendan Mullen's camp has been out since 6 a.m. Tuesday, making stops throughout the district in hopes of convincing undecided voters to cast their ballot in support of Mullen.
Going into this race, Mullen, the Democratic candidate for 2nd District Congress, has been the underdog, going up against someone who has been on the ballot before, a name that more voters recognize. But he said that didn't stop him from pushing through the last 18 months.
And, many of his volunteers are pushing through one last day of campaigning.
A room full of Mullen supporters were busy making phone calls Tuesday, hoping to get people out to the polls and gain more votes for the man they want to see go to congress.
Mullen says walking into the room and seeing people hard at work is what's inspired him.
“I walked into WNDU 18 months ago by myself and launched this candidacy,” said Mullen. “Today 250 folks across the 10 counties are knocking on doors for us. 100's people making telephone calls. And it’s an extraordinary feeling to see what you've put together with simple common sense. And understanding that we need common sense steady voices in halls of congress representing us and folks are really responding.”
Tuesday night, the long road comes to an end.
Mullen said he knew mathematically he was at a slight disadvantage with the new district map, but, they have been working hard to cover ground in places like Elkhart County and reaching out to specific groups like the Latino vote to help their campaign.
Mullen said he was going to take a couple hours Tuesday afternoon with his wife to just reflect on everything that has happened throughout this campaign and prepare for this evening as the results start coming in.