At 1 p.m. he is scheduled to be in Marion for a 30-minute stop at the Marion Senior Center. From there, he?ll arrive in Lincolnville at 2 p.m. for 15 minutes along Main Street, then will make a 15-minute stop at Lost Springs at 2:30 p.m.
Longbine, 48, was elected last week by the Republican Precinct Committee to temporarily fill the Senate seat vacated by Jim Barnett Oct. 1. Two years are remaining on Barnett?s term.
Because of the timing of the resignation, Longbine and Democrat opponent Jerry Karr must both stand for election in what is otherwise not an election year for state senators.