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2012 Senate Race: Indiana

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The 2012 Senate race will be heating up soon, and the most exciting part of it should be the Republican primary, where Senator Dick Lugar is expected to recieve a challenge from the right. The person most likely to face off against the Senator is current state Senator Mike Delph, who has expressed interest on multiple occasions and seems to be gearing up for a run. Governor Mitch Daniels and Congressman Mike Pence have also been mentioned, but both seem to be looking to run for other offices.

As I look at all potential opponents to Lugar, I try and visualize what they’ll bring to the Senate. Will a Senator Mike Delph bring valuable foreign policy experience? I think not. While Dick Lugar isn’t perfect, especially in some of his Supreme Court votes, he’s given more to Indiana and the Senate than Mike Delph or any other candidate ever will. This is early, but I want to let it be known that I proudly endorse Dick Lugar for Senate and am excited that he’ll be the first person I ever vote for in a Senate race!

¬†As for the Democratic candidate, it could be Brad Ellsworth, but who knows, and who cares? I can’t see any Democratic candidate posing a serious threat to Senator Lugar.

Health Care

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

So last Saturday, Congress passed the Democrat’s health bill 220-215, a ridiculously close margin. If Stupak hadn’t pushed for the abortion to be removed, it probably would have failed. I don’t think there should be a fine for not wanting health care. It’s your choice. It is also damaging to businesses by requiring them to give their employees health insurance, something that isn’t too great in this economy. But whatever. The bill is dead on arrival in the Senate. It won’t see any support among Senators, and many Democrats such as Lieberman, Lincoln, and Bayh have expressed concerns on the bill.

Democrats may be jumping for joy, but it will end soon. All that will be accomplished out of this is there will be a lot of Americans unhappy with their Congressman (IN-08, Ellsworth, you’re toast) and it might lead to a Republican takeover in 2010.