Richard Mourdock revved up his U.S. Senate campaign Thursday evening in northeast Indiana.
The Republican Party candidate borrowed a Honda Shadow motorcycle to take part in the sixth annual Freedom Ride from New Haven to the National History Center in Auburn. More than 100 motorcyclists participated in the event, a tribute to the U.S. military.
Mourdock rode a motorcycle similar to one he has at his Vanderburgh County home.
“It’s a bike I dearly love,” the state treasurer said.
During remarks to crowd before its trek, Mourdock talked about the freedom that America provides its citizens.
“So often these days we do take it for granted,” he said. “Those of us who love to get on a motorcycle enjoy that special freedom, but it’s a lot more that we should be thinking about than just that freedom to ride the motorcycle, experience it, and even in a state where you have the freedom not to wear a helmet – it’s something that a lot of people don’t enjoy in this country.”
Mourdock, who is running against Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-2nd, did wear a helmet for Freedom Ride.