For Dan Coats, it's the most important election in his long political career.
“The future of America, the direction that we're going to is at stake” Coats told Fox Fort Wayne today.
Coats left his Senate seat ten years ago. On Tuesday he'll try and take it back.
“The economy has not recovered, the stimulus hasn't worked, and a lot of money has been spent” he says.
Coats says much will be different the second time around. For one thing the main focus has changed. His main priority now is on fiscal issues.
Coats hopes to spend a lot of time on the cutting board, reducing taxes, reducing government control, and most importantly reducing debt.
“I want every spending bill to go through a process, where it's debated, vote on and they're transparent for people to see rather than slipped in at the last minute” Coats says.
Since Coats started his campaign he’s received constant pressure from democrats.
His opponent has criticized his past as a Washington lobbyist.
“(He) has not lived in this state for, I believe, 12-years; not paid taxes, not held a residence. He had to rent an apartment in Indianapolis to run for this office” Ellsworth told FOX Fort Wayne last month.
But Coats continue to defend his past.
"Everything I did in the lobby business I’m proud. It was balanced and had disclosure” he says.
Coats is confident that republicans will take over the house, but he's unsure if the same will happen in the senate.
"We probably will come up short. I think it's a long shot to take over control of the senate” he says.
Coats will continue making his rounds around the state as the countdown until election day winds down.