IN-Sen: Ellsworth officially the Democratic nominee

No big surprise, but Representative Brad Ellsworth officially became the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Indiana today. The former sheriff elected to the House twice from Indiana's "bloody eighth" district will face former Senator Dan Coats.

Early polling of this match-up gives a clear advantage to Coats, but the Republican has an enormous amount of baggage:

"The only thing he's an outsider to in this race is Indiana, since he didn't even have a residence in Indiana until he decided he would run for the U.S. Senate," said Adam Elkington, a spokesman for the Indiana Democratic Party.

"Hoosiers have a clear choice in this race for Senate: a Washington, D.C., lobbyist who represents Wall Street banks, foreign nations and corporations that ship Hoosier jobs overseas, or a former sheriff from Evansville, Indiana, who will represent Hoosier families."

Democrats have hammered Coats over his lobbying for, among other clients, major Wall Street interests. His firm has done work for Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and the New York Stock Exchange.

 

There's also a chance that gun advocates including the National Rifle Association will endorse Ellsworth over Coats. Any comments or speculation about this race are welcome in this thread.

Tags: 2010 elections, Congress, Senate, IN-Sen, Brad Ellsworth, Dan Coats (all tags)

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So far the stupidest decision of any Democrat

Ellsworth should have never run here.  Democrats cant even stand up in these winds in Massaschussetts, how the hell will they do it in Indiana?  Democrats should have just cut their losses here and had Ellsworth run for reelection.  Now we will lose BOTH a Senate and House seat because of the idiots at the DSCC. 

by Kent 2010-05-15 10:15PM | 0 recs
RE: So far the stupidest decision of any Democrat

I should have figured that everybody's favorite loud-mouthed doom crier would be first in line.

So who would you have picked Mr. Know-It-All?

What? Did you have your heart set on McCain being saddled with a veto-proof Democratic Congress in 2011? Dem state legislatures gerrymandering at will?

Now the midterm spanking you were hoping the GOP wuld get won't happen. That's the price you pay for having to govern, you big baby.

What has made you such a whiny little defeatist? Oh, you're a liberal blogger.

Never mind.

by spirowasright 2010-05-15 11:19PM | 0 recs

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