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Local candidate concerned tone of presidential race could affect voter turn out

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The mere sound of an explosive war of words at last night's debate is enough for some Kentuckiana voters to turn off the TV.

No matter which side of the aisle your vote usually lies, this election is unprecedented.

The tone of the campaign is unlike any in history. 

It has a once local candidate defending his ticket.

"It's not just a choice between two people.  It's a choice between two futures.  And I want to say to all of my friends in North Carolina, I choose a stronger America at home and abroad.  I choose a more prosperous America," said VP nominee, Mike Pence.

It also has a current Hoosier hopeful concerned it could hurt hers. 

"We are neck and neck," explained Shelli Yoder.

The democrat is in a tight race with Trey Hollingsworth for Indiana's 9th district.

Every platform, every vote matters.

"This campaign is so very important," Yoder said.

With turnout at the polls historically low in Indiana, Yoder says the current political climate could only make it worse.

"If it feels toxic, don't let the toxicity keep you from getting to the polls, because so many other people are working really hard," she said.

It's why Yoder is reminding everyone that tomorrow is your last chance to register to vote, and how what happens in November will shape our future.

"It is important. People need to get to the polls and vote," she said.

A sentiment, no matter the party, no matter how heated the debate every politician can agree on. 

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