Congressional candidate Eric Dickerson called yesterday and insisted, "We're winning." Dickerson, of course, is the former car dealer challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Julia Carson in the 7th Congressional district. (By the way, Kevin Rader and I will interview both candidates Friday for a WTHR "Political Insiders" segment that runs Sunday during the 7:30 a.m. half hour.)
Dickerson, who spent the weekend knocking on doors and campaigning at Circle City Classic events, told me his mid-October campaign finance report will show between $23,000 and $25,000 in the bank at the end of September. In politics circa 2006, that's obviously not a lot of money, but the Republican candidate said it will be enough for a 10-day radio advertisement buy at the end of the campaign season.
"I think most people are listening in the last 10 days of the campaign," he said Monday, the same day he spent hours in a recording studio preparing the commercials.
This is not a debate. Tully will be joined by WTHR's Kevin Rader in pre-recorded interviews with the candidates. A half hour leaves little time for questions between two different candidates. Let's see if Tully and Rader ask tough questions of both candidates. I'm disappointed that WTHR has chosen to air the interview only once early on a Sunday morning when very few people watch TV. I guess they're not really interested in their viewers hearing what the candidates have to say.