Brad Ellsworth/Woodrow Wilson 49%
Garrison Porter/Dan Coats 47%
Brad Ellsworth vs Garrison Porter (156-39)
President of the United States of America
Trailing by twenty six; that is the place Garrison Porter is in more than halfway through an election campaign running against Brad Ellsworth. Brad Ellsworth is a Democrat former Indiana congressman and failed United State Senate Democrat nominee in 2010. Who did he loose to? Dan Coats. Dan Coats is the sitting United State Senator from the Hoosier state. With one week to go and millions of dollars in television advertising spent in California and Kentucky and into North Carolina and Virginia media markets; into Ohio and Illinois and Indiana Garrison Porter still trails by ten with a week to go. How to campaign with a week to go behind by ten? Having won 156 times before surely there is an answer and there is. Throwing everything and the kitchen sink at the opponent. Campaigning until the last hour of the last day; sticking to the same message on the campaign trail and doing whatever has proven the most effective kind of campaigning right up through the time that the polls close.
Often times Garrison Porter is at his best campaigning when there is a deficit in the polls and time is running out. Going for him is the running mates nominated by the Republicans and Democrats. Garrison Porter has proven to win more times than not when Woodrow Wilson is anywhere on the Democrat ticket. Dan Coats is a thorn in the side of Brad Ellsworth; coming from the same state. Clever move putting Coats on the ticket. So clever it can either go really well or really poorly. Now in an election battle that by voting day brings the Ellsworth margin down to two the Republican writes both a victory and a concession speech. Only when the votes are counted will it become known which he will need.