RS at CPAC: Richard Mourdock (R CAND, IN-SEN PRI).
This particular interview with Richard – we’ve talked with him before about the race – is of interest for another reason: Dave Weigel of Slate happened to reference it in his day-in-the-life article about Richard Mourdock at CPAC. I don’t have any actual beef with Weigel’s reporting of anything that I was involved with – I did ask those questions, more or less, and I | Read More »
RS Interview: Jackie Walorski (R CAND, IN-02 PRI)
This should have gone up last week, but illness intervened. You may remember Jackie from last cycle: she came incredibly close to to defeating incumbent Joe Donnelly in IN-02. Since then, redistricting has resulted in a more Republican-friendly street, and Donnelly has since announced that he’s retiring in order to lose this year’s Senate race. We talked about that, a bit about what’s changed (and | Read More »
Joe Donnelly (D, IN-02; D-CAND, IN-SEN) curiously quiet on Indiana voter fraud.
OK, this needs a little background: it recently came out that Indiana Democrats had forged multiple signatures on the 2008 primary nominating petitions for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The situation was sufficiently bad that former Democratic governor (and Clinton supporter) Joe Kernan had to come out and announce that no, that wasn’t his signature on the Obama petition; in other words, it’s bad | Read More »
Richard Mourdock’s valuable life lesson.
Do not let your campaign manager assault* a blogger. Richard Mourdock (R) will be apologizing for this event (more details about the incident here) which took place after Right-blogger rebelpundit came up to the Indiana Senate candidate and started asking him some fairly direct questions about Mourdock’s willingness/reluctance to identify with the Tea Party. The actual triggering moment was when rebelpundit asked a Fair Tax | Read More »
The new Indiana district maps are out.
A lot of people are going to concentrate on the US House maps. If you compare the old one: …to the new one: …you can see why: there are four freshmen Republicans in Indiana, and this map directly helps at least three of them (particularly IN-09′s Todd Young, who gave Baron Hill a somewhat surprising upset last year). It also will encourage IN-02′s Joe Donnelly | Read More »
Union Reform bills pass in Ohio, Indiana Houses.
In Ohio, the final vote on SB 5 was 53-44; it’s already passed the Ohio Senate, but changes made to the bill require another quick vote on the legislation either today or tomorrow. This particular legislation goes a bit farther than the groundbreaking Wisconsin union reform bill; it redefines collective bargaining privileges for public sector union employees to cover wages only, institutes merit pay for | Read More »
Democratic Death Panel Watch: Baron Hill, IN-09.
The DCCC is cutting Hill loose; while it’s being – nervously – categorized as being merely an internal dispute, the practical end result is that the section of the DCCC that can do unlimited funding (independent expenditures) has canceled critical ad time while the section of the DCCC that cannot (coordinated) will be offering, at best, a token 87K. Hill, of course, is the super-genius | Read More »
From the Dan Coats (R CAND, IN-SEN) conference call.
This should have been up a couple of days ago, but I’m having computer issues. Dan Coats did a conference call on Monday, and I took the opportunity to ask him a question on Republican unity, post-primary: Actually, I asked two questions, but the first wasn’t much of anything; just Coat’s reaction to Evan Bayh’s tacit admission that Brad Ellsworth is going to lose the | Read More »
NRLC-PAC endorses Dan Coats (R CAND, IN-SEN).
The endorsement of Dan Coats by NRLC-PAC (link) is no less painful for Brad Ellsworth for being completely unsurprising: As a member of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, Dan Coats was a leading champion for pro-life policies. Dan Coats was the author of key pro-life amendments, including a law that prevents the government from penalizing medical training programs for refusing to | Read More »
Meet Larry Bucshon (R CAND, IN-08).
Larry is running in the seat currently held by Brad Ellsworth, who is of course retiring in order to lose the Indiana senatorial race. Larry’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Todd Rokita (R CAND, IN-04).
Todd is the Secretary of State for Indiana who won the primary for IN-04 last week; the seat is considered safe for Republicans, so I took the opportunity to ask him some slightly different questions. Todd’s campaign site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Todd Young (R CAND, IN-09).
Todd just won the GOP primary in Indiana’s 9th District, beating out early frontrunner Mike Sodrel. He’s facing Baron Hill, who of course is best known for thinking that his first name is also his title. Cook rated this race as Toss-Up: interestingly, total GOP participation exceeded total Democratic participation in the primary, which was contested on both sides. Todd’s site is here. Moe Lane | Read More »
Meet Jackie Walorski (R-CAND, IN-02).
Jackie has just [won] the primary for Indiana’s 2nd District: she’ll be facing incumbent Joe Donnelly, who was part of the 2006 Red to Blue sweep. While Cook rates this district as currently Likely Democratic, Republican primary participation in this district was almost double that of the Democrats‘; Jackie actually got more votes in the primary than Donnelly did. Jackie’s website is here. Moe Lane | Read More »
Indiana Primary Results.
I can’t maintain this one: kid needs a bath. IN Secretary of State site here. by streiff– I’m putting kids to bed and following it on Twitter.
IN SEN: Ellsworth at 34% against… everybody.
If I was a Democrat, I might suspect that Rasmussen waited with malice aforethought to release this poll: Two of the three top Republican hopefuls for the U.S. Senate in Indiana continue to hold double-digit leads over Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Ellsworth supported President Obama’s health care plan in a state where opposition to the legislation is higher than it is nationally. The two candidates | Read More »
Baron Hill (D, IN-09) does not play well with others.
Which most people reading this already knew: but it’s now the Democrats’ turn to learn that. I don’t think that they’ll enjoy the lesson: Within hours of Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh’s retirement announcement last week, establishment Democrats in Indiana and Washington were signaling that Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.) was their preferred favorite to succeed him. And by Friday, the last day to file for | Read More »
Meet Marlin Stutzman (R-CAND, IN-SEN).
Marlin, not Martin. Website here. Another CPAC interview.
Yeah, Democrats: you know that $13 million war chest of Bayh’s?
The one he’s not going to be needing anymore? Somehow I suspect that not much of it is going to find its way to the DSCC. Via Hot Air. Moe Lane “That would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months.” Wow, thanks! That’s going to be great for our campaign ads this fall, Senator. We can pretty much use that | Read More »
2010 SEN +4 to +8 R at this point…
…and that +4 is me being nice and assuming that the Democrats will take two of the open R seats (they won’t) and keep two of Cook’s Democrat Tossup seats (they won’t do that, either). One of each sounds more likely, making the final total at least +6… and if we run the table at +8 it’s a 51/49 Senate. By the way: that’s not | Read More »
‘Baron’ is merely your *name*, Rep. Hill (D, IN-09).
Check out (via the Campaign Spot) this amazingly fatheaded – and more amusingly, techno-illiterate – posturing by Democratic Congressman Baron Hill: See also Hoosierpundit, who’s also covering this district pretty thoroughly, it looks like.