A new mailer by the USA Super PAC is causing a bit of a stir. It ties Richard Mourdock and outgoing Senator Dick Lugar. The mailer shows a torch being passed as to imply that Lugar is passing the torch to Mourdock, who defeated him in the primary. The Lugar camp has denounced the mailer [...]
As tradition dictates, it’s time for me to do my top 10 list of political stories for the year. The criteria are the same as always, magnitude and impact. Ironically, it was a pretty easy list to put together. So with that said, here we go, in reverse order. 10. Richard Mourdock challenges Dick Lugar [...]
The Indiana Democratic Party has unveiled this You Tube attack against incumbent Republican Senator Dick Lugar. Ironically, you could say the same thing about Barack Obama. When you form a firing squad, make sure it isn’t a circle.
I wasn’t planning to blog again until Monday, but never let it be said a little thing like an out-of-state trial would stand in the way of me picking up lots of gossip, rumor and blatant political innuendo. You know you all have been waiting for it, so here we go… Last week’s debt ceiling [...]
U.S. Senator Dick Lugar is hitting the airwaves for 10 days with an ad attacking the President on job creation. Lugar himself has come under fire from the Club for Growth. The nice thing about having nearly $4 million in the bank is that you can respond to such attacks.
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 [...]
The only thing better than getting more than 900 birthday wishes (Facebook, Twitter, e-mails, text messages, phones calls) is the political gossip, rumor and innuendo that comes along with it. So without further delay, here we go… Governor Mitch Daniels’ mood was described to me Monday as “majorly bummed” because he is not running [...]
There’s nothing like taking a few days off to rest and recharge. Of course, I did none of that, I spent most of the time getting caught up on all my other jobs. But apparently quite a few news event occurred while I was out. We all know what happened, so here’s my take on [...]
There are lots of items to be on the lookout for this week. Here are a few of the more interesting ones. Expect new legislative maps to be unveiled, possibly as early as later this morning. Both the Indiana House and Senate have put their maps together based on new census data. Expect a new [...]
As someone who really enjoys covering and writing about local government, I was like a kid in a candy store Friday night at the University of Indianapolis watching the former and current mayors of Indianapolis address the city’s past, present and future. You would be surprised how much they agreed on things. What I also [...]