A little after 7:00 pm on Tuesday night, republican incumbent Larry Bucshon was declared the winner of Indiana’s 8th District.
And Buschon spoke to 44News about the challenges he faced during campaigning in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
“You couldn’t do a traditional campaign," said Dr. Larry Bucshon, Indiana's 8th district representative. "You couldn’t do larger events, do rallies, and things like that, so for me and my congressional race, it’s more social media, television, radio, and then direct voter contacts with the state party where we sent mail pieces to people’s houses.”
This election win means another two years of representing Southwestern Indiana in Washington D.C. for Buschon.
Buschon has held this office since 2011, but he said he’s excited to get back to Capitol Hill, with a special focus on the virus.
“Ya know, I was a doctor before I was in Congress, so we’re going to try to get a vaccine across the finish line," said Bucshon. "We need to get the vaccines out for the virus. We need to get more therapeutics, more treatment for the virus approved, and I think that’s going to be a lot of the focus of Congress."
And the Republican Party of Vanderburgh County hosted their watch party at the Evansville Country Club, and 44News spoke to a member of the party to hear what he's looking most forward to in the next two years with Dr. Bucshon back in office.
Joe Kiefer - At Large Member - Vanderburgh County Council
“I know congressman Buschon, he does a lot for this district, and has worked hard for this district, and I’m sure he’ll continue to do that," said Joe Kiefer, at-large member of the Vanderburgh County Council.