YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Gibbons has a busy campaign day Monday in Mahoning County. Gibbons is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Ohio.

His first stop was at the DoubleTree Hotel. Then, a meeting with reporters along with former Nebraska and YSU head football coach Bo Pelini at noon.

During the meeting, Pelini endorsed Gibbons.

Pelini said he’s known Gibbons for years and hopes his public support will make a difference.

“The election’s close. It’s getting closer, and I think now’s the right time to do it and get the right people behind this thing,” said Pelini.

Although there have been a number of high-profile endorsements in this race, Gibbons thinks Pelini’s support comes at just the right time to give him the edge.

“And luckily they’re gonna be voting tomorrow and if Coach Pelini can give testimony to the fact that I’m the right guy to vote for the day before the election, I can’t think of a better time to get it,” said Gibbons.

At 5:15 p.m. is a joint telephone Town Hall with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who endorsed Gibbons and Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL).

He ends his day by meeting voters at 6 p.m at the Mahoning County Republican Party headquarters in Boardman.

Gibbons is one of seven people hoping to become the Republican nominee in November’s General Election.