Mitch Daniels’s Truce
Mitch Daniels is encouraging Republican legislators in Indiana to yank right-to-work legislation they have the votes to pass. The Democratic legislators fled Indiana yesterday giving way to a National Geographic special on the migratory patterns of absconding Democrats. NatGeo found they all wind up in Illinois. 48 more states to go before they all end up in Illinois. Mitch Daniels received lots of criticism on | Read More »
Pence for President
If confession is good for the soul, let me pour out my soul for you. As I stood at the beginning of 2008, I find myself in the same position here as we now begin the very real discussions of who should be the candidate for the GOP in 2012. Let me be clear: I will support the nominee, whoever she or he may be. | Read More »
Support Dr. Larry Bucshon in Indiana’s Eighth Congressional District
Note: This was originally posted on HoosierAccess. What drives people to put aside their regular lives and dive into politics? For a few doctors it was the Congressional Democrats passing their unpopular health care law. Who better understands the health care system than our doctors? One such person is Dr. Larry Bucshon running in Indiana’s Eighth Congressional District. This heart surgeon and Navy veteran knows | 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 »
Battleground Senate Poll
From Unlikely Voter: In an open and credited aping of the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner House battleground polls, Public Opinion Strategies has conducted a massive Senate battleground poll. Politico has for us the summary and 150 pages of gory, numerical details. I’m going to see what sense I can make of it.
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At Least One Indiana Republican Is Showing True Leadership Skills
Mike Pence was on CNN earlier today and Candy Crowley asked him about Mitch Daniels’ proposed truce on social issues. Pence handled it as a real conservative should. He said he “believes with all of [his] heart that Republicans need to continue to fight for the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage with everything [they]‘ve got in 2010 and in 2012.” But he | Read More »
BREAKING: Marlin Stutzman gets the nomination
Marlin Stutzman received the caucus nomination in Indiana’s third congressional district to be the Republican candidate to replace Mark Souder. Congrats Marlin!
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.
Indiana On My Mind (and Kentucky too)
So Marlin Stutzman did not make it across the finish line and Dan Coats did. Well, we at RedState have always maintained that we are conservatives in the primary and Republican in the General. So we’re all in for Dan Coats. But along the way there is something more. Activists need to get their boots on the ground and get into the process to help | Read More »
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 »
Coats Wins. Marlin Stutzman Becomes a Conservative Rock Star
As most all of us, including me, predicted, Dan Coats did win the Indiana primary tonight. But it is worth noting a couple of things: 1. Coats was held to about 40% of the vote. 60% voted against him. 2. The man in second place who got pretty doggone close was Marlin Stutzman, the man everyone said would come in third. 3. Stutzman won a | Read More »