Indianapolis — On the eve of Election Day, state treasurer Richard Mourdock is a picture of composure. Late in the afternoon of May 7, he arrives at a get-out-the-vote rally at Immanuel Reformed Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette, Ind., to cheers from the 50 or so supporters gathered there. Sporting red T-shirts with Mourdock’s name blazoned across their chests, they hoot and holler as Mourdock quietly shakes hands and cracks jokes with members of the crowd. All of them are confident he’ll win tomorrow.
“I sense we’re going to win,” Mourdock tells reporters, in his usual understated way, before heading into the church. “I’m not going to predict a margin. Frankly, as long as the margin is large enough that at the end of the evening, we all know the answer tomorrow, I’ll be happy with that.”
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