IN-Sen: Mourdock’s Democratic Opponent Also Anti-Choice

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 6:16 am

By now, you’ve probably heard about Akin II: The Re-Akining, the comments of Republican Senate candidate from Indiana Richard Mourdock, talking about abortion and rape at a debate. Who knows why a Republican sees the words “abortion” and “rape” at this point and thinks “Let me try to work up a talking point here,” but [...]

Akin: McCaskill Not “Ladylike” in Debate

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 12:18 pm

As the Republican establishment returns to the fold in the Missouri Senate race, it’s worth reminding everyone that one of the major problems with Todd Akin is the simple fact that he’s Todd Akin. It’s not like the “legitimate rape” comments sprung out of the blue; they exist on a continuum of other extremist comments. [...]

Republicans Still Leaning Toward Ideological Choices in US Senate Primaries

By: Monday May 14, 2012 10:58 am

Democrats have pinned their hopes to hold onto the Senate on what they believe is a self-destructive streak among Republican primary voters. Faced with a choice between a more electable candidate and a more ideologically pure one, in 2010 the party almost always chose the ideological one. In states like Colorado (Ken Buck), Nevada Sharron [...]

Lugar Offers Obsolete Shouts In An Era of Parliamentary-Style Partisanship

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 10:14 am

Here’s some of Richard Lugar’s striking, if a bit petulant, statement after badly losing the Indiana primary for Senate to State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who challenged him from the right: If Mr. Mourdock is elected, I want him to be a good Senator. But that will require him to revise his stated goal of bringing [...]

Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina Kick Off Month Full Of Primaries

By: Monday May 3, 2010 7:45 am

Voters in Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina begin a month-long sprint tomorrow with multiple primary elections, including some of the most contested Senate seats and special elections for two House races. It’s kind of a rolling, mini-general election over the next month. US Senate seats are up for grabs in two of the three states, [...]

Ellsworth A Go For IN-Sen, But Cannot Announce Until May

By: Friday February 19, 2010 10:55 am

Brad Ellsworth has ended the coyness and announced his interest in a candidacy for the US Senate seat held by the retiring Evan Bayh. Ultimately, however, the decision is not up to him; it’s up to the Indiana Democratic Party, which can choose a replacement on the ballot because no candidate qualified for the primary. [...]

Ellsworth Reported To Run For IN-Sen; Rasmussen Poll Finds Him Well Behind

By: Thursday February 18, 2010 10:20 am

The local Courier Press-News in Evansville reports that Rep. Brad Ellsworth will be tapped to run for the US Senate by the Indiana Democratic Party, with a state Representative then taking his place on the House ballot in IN-08. U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth will run for Senate, and state Rep. Trent Van Haaften will seek [...]

IN-Sen: D’Ippolito Misses Ballot

By: Tuesday February 16, 2010 9:37 am

And that’s the end of that. Restaurant owner Tamyra d’Ippolito (D) has enough signatures to make the ballot in the race to replace Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), she told Hotline OnCall in a brief interview, but an official in a key district says she has failed to reach the threshold. An official in Marion Co. [...]

IN-Sen: Who Will Be The Candidate?

By: Tuesday February 16, 2010 6:49 am

The situation in Indiana in the wake of the retirement of Evan Bayh is becoming a bit clearer. Tamyra d’Ippolito, the cafe owner from Bloomington who had been running a no-budget campaign for the primary, used the tail end of her 15 minutes of fame to punch out multiple updates on her Facebook page, claiming [...]

Signs Point to Ellsworth as IN-Sen Candidate

By: Monday February 15, 2010 11:37 am

Barring some miracle of Tamyra D’Ippolito qualifying for the primary ballot in the Indiana Senate race, a miracle that even she doubts as she’s only collected 77% of the required signatures with one day to go and will have no support from the state party, it’s likely that Indiana Democrats will be able, by virtue [...]

Bayh Statement On Not Running For Re-Election

By: Monday February 15, 2010 11:05 am

Evan Bayh has just stepped up to a podium in Indianapolis to announce that he will not seek re-election this year. I’ll be monitoring it for all the wankery. His family is behind him, his staff is in the room. “I was raised in a family that believed public service is the highest calling…” He’s [...]

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