Here are some numbers for your amusement and entertainment…
1.6 million – Amount raised by Mike Pence for Governor campaign.
900,000 – Amount raised by Dick Lugar for U.S. Senate campaign.
700,000 – Amount raised by John Gregg for Governor campaign.
930,000 – Amount raised by Jim Wallace for Governor campaign.
440,000 -Amount raised by Joe Donnelly for U.S. Senate campaign.
300,000 -Amount raised by Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate campaign.
20,000,000 -Potential budget shortfall facing the city of Indianapolis this year due to declining sales and income tax revenue.
51 – Number of murders in Indianapolis in 2011. Last year at this time it was 55.
717 -Number of aggravated assaults in Indianapolis in 2011. Last year at this time the number was 848.
2,979 -Number of illegally possessed guns confiscated by IMPD in 2010.
250 -Number of juveniles in the Marion County Justice system who were involved in gun crimes.
3 – Number of potential challengers Dan Burton is facing in 2012. My sources tell me former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks is going to run. Former Marion County Coroner John McGoff is in the race and former Congressman David McIntosh is expected to give it a go as well.
274,000 -Amount of money Marion County Sheriff John Layton spent on leasing new vehicles.
100,000,000 – Likely number that upcoming state revenue forecasts are up over last year’s projections.
60 – Number of days I have to by the Lovely Mrs. Shabazz’s second wedding anniversary present.
Out of town this weekend for an I-74, I-55, I-65 road trip. See you Monday.