As Election Day nears, Indiana's senate race is too close to call--and Democrats called in their biggest gun.
Former President Bill Clinton appeared at North Central High School Friday to urge Hoosiers to vote for his party.
Some Hoosiers like Michael O'Neal got his ticket and got up early.
"Cold, we are just pumped," said O'Neal. "Adrenaline is going now."
Thousands grabbed their signs and shuffled their feet, hoping to be one of the first in line. Outside North Central High School, the buzz continued to build.
"He can re-energize the base," said one attendee. "He can be the 'chief explainer' so to speak, as President Obama called him."
When Clinton walked in, the crowd went wild.
The 42nd President stopped in Indiana to convince voters to embrace Democratic senate candidate Joe Donnelly and gubernatorial candidate John Gregg. He also hoped to get more people to show up at the polls.
"Once in a while I still go to a presidential palace, but I like to be out in the country where I can get my hands dirty," said Clinton.
His appearance was part of the Hoosier Common Sense Rally in front of a capacity crowd of more than 3,000.
"I had a great big adrenaline rush," said a person in the audience. "I love President Clinton."
The former president focused on the tight senate race between Joe Donnelly and Richard Mourdock. Clinton wasted little time setting his sights on Mourdock.
"I do not understand how you can say 'your biggest thrill in life' is imposing your opinion on somebody else, especially if you do not know what you are talking about," said Clinton.
Voters said the former president's speech will have a big effect come November.
"Just the realness," said a Clinton supporter. "He is just really down to earth, and the jokes he slides in there. He was one of the best presidents we ever had."
"He can make sure that Hoosiers are excited about the Democratic candidates," said another voter.