I doubt whether I would call this a very conservative district. There are plenty of imports brought in by the local corporations that are certainly not conservative. And there are plenty of moochers in Columbus.
I’m a Bartholomew County native, although I don’t live there now. Having grown up there, I wouldn’t say its’ a liberal area by any stretch. Its’ always been pretty reliably Republican, which I know isn’t always synonymous with conservative, but still. A Democrat isn’t going to win that seat. Not a chance.