Wednesday's lieutenant governor debate at the Indiana State Fair wasn't all serious talk about the future of agriculture.
Libertarian Brad Klopfenstein quickly made a lighthearted promise on behalf of he and his running mate Rupert Boneham.
"You've heard a lot of promises in the past from politicians who've said outlandish things they can't possibly own up to," Klopfenstein said, "but I will tell you right now, under a Boneham/Klopfenstein administration, with the record heat and record drought we've had this year — I promise less heat, more rain."
Later, Democrat Vi Simpson promised she is a friend to agriculture - noting "I eat pork. And ribeye."
Republican Sue Ellspermann stayed remarkably on message. Though she proved she understands the extent agriculture affects Indiana's economy in her opening statement about growing up in a small town of 2,200 in Ferdinand where her parents ran a jewelry store.
"Here's what I learned about farming every year. If the farmers don't have a good year we won't have a good year," she said.
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