A year ago, both Democratic candidates for Indiana's 2nd Congressional
District were political unknowns.
Brendan Mullen, the first to enter the race, is a South Bend native
who studied at West Point, served with the Army in Iraq and started a
business outside Washington, D.C., before returning to his hometown
The second, Dan Morrison, is a longtime Elkhart resident who currently
works in the RV industry, and who entered the race in February, in
part, to fulfill a lifelong desire to get into politics.
Now, as the primary draws near, both say they have built a strong base
of support that should result in victory in Tuesday's election -- with
the goal of winning in the fall. The Democratic candidate will face
off against the winner of the Republican primary race between Jackie
Walorski and Greg Andrews, Green Party candidate Andrew Straw and
Libertarian candidate Joel Ruiz in the fall.
But with both candidates claiming strong support before Tuesday's
election, the question for many undecided voters still might be: Who
are these guys?
Both Morrison and Mullen entered the race after current U.S. Rep Joe