BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — It was a busy Election Day morning for Congressman Garret Graves.

“Look, there is nothing like the personal interaction where you can be right in front of somebody. You can answer their questions, you can hear what their priorities are,” he said.

Graves’ Election Day campaign started at six o’clock in the morning visiting local businesses and speaking with constituents. The congressman said, if re-elected, his priorities include focusing on crime and drainage.

Running against the incumbent are Republican Brian Belzer and Libertarian Rufus Craig.

“I think there is a lack of accountability on border security, on cost-of-living surging, and some of these other priority issues like crime,” said Graves.

The representative is seeking his fifth term in Congress. He’s been doing this for a long time but said he still gets the butterflies.

“I couldn’t sleep last night. I’m excited for tonight. Look, we put thousands and thousands of miles on the car just out there talking to thousands of people over the last several weeks,” said Graves.