Thursday, October 26, 2006

Carson Calls On Jacobs And Others For Help

Former Rep. Andy Jacobs (D), who has endorsed Rep. Julia Carson in every single race, including this year's race, made another appearance today to endorse her again. Jacobs assures WISH-TV his re-endorsement has nothing to do with her sagging poll numbers. WISH-TV reports:

The race for the 7th District Congressional seat held by Julia Carson has gotten much closer. The 24-Hour News 8 Indiana Poll shows Republican challenger Eric Dickerson has closed the gap from 20 points to five.

Thursday, former Congressman Andy Jacobs, Jr. endorsed Carson. But he says the slip in the polls has nothing to do with his endorsement.

"I think that if I were going to take Julia Carson out of Congress, I would not pick this district, I would not pick this year, come to think of it I wouldn't pick Julia Carson. So I'm quite optimistic. I know I see polls, but you also know the history of polls in the case of Julia," Jacobs said.

In past elections, polls have shown Congresswoman Carson not doing well, but on Election Day she has won with comfortable margins.
Carson is also getting last-minute help from some of her congressional colleages. Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) kicked in $2,000 each this past week, and Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) kicked in another $1,000 a piece. She picked up another $1,000 from a banker's PAC. One has to wonder why her colleagues are bothering to give her any money. She already had $324,000 sitting in the bank waiting to be spent at the beginning of the month. By all indications, she is spending very lightly in the closing days of the campaign. Is she holding back the money to give to her grandson, Andre Carson, who RiShawn Biddle speculates she might annoint as her successor?

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Elect Eric Dickerson!!!

www.EricDickersonForCongress.com

Anonymous said...

Poor Amos Brown was begging on the radio to some National Democrat lady to send someone to Indy to help Julia.

Anonymous said...

Considering she's made a joke of the congressional seat, and done less in 10 years than Andy Jacobs did in one term. The question is "WHY?". Nothing like loyalty huh?

Even if it means 70% of your constituents are getting the shaft.

One Who Knows said...

Advance:

Both have taken the people's vote for granted. Andy Jacobs is a has been but still runs the Marion County Democrat Party. Younger generations know nothing about him. He didn’t do very much for the black community in his 30 years in congress. Julia carried his banner through the community and rode the polls on Election Day greasing the palms of ward chairs and precinct people to keep him there, and breaking some election laws along the way to insure his re-election. He owes her big time. Do nothing after the election has been the game plan for these two Democrats. Play to the senior citizens crowd about social security and Medicare. Promote more welfare programs to lower income people in the district. No self-help to improve their situations in life.

It is really sad that both of them play to the ignorance of the people in the district. Jacobs would come into the black community and recite poetry rather than talk about issues as if black people couldn't understand what was going on in Washington. He would show up late and leave early just like Julia does today. They didn't spend very much time shaking hands or working the crowd allowing voters to ask questions.

It all a sham, public relations to control this seat in congress. Take a real good look around Center Township over the past 40 years, controlled by Democrats and not very much progress for senior citizens or low income people. In fact most have been displaced to dilapidated apartments in the surrounding townships. Metro bus system is inadequate to transport citizens to and from downtown to the suburbs. No efforts made to cleanup Lugar Towers or Barton Apartments downtown. Environmental racism still exists in the inner city. Neither Andy nor Julia have done anything about it or have even addressed these issues. So much for caring for our senior citizens. No African Americans do not need Andy Jacobs to tell them who to vote for on November 7th.

No to Andy and Julia, yes to Eric Dickerson for a change in leadership in this community. We need a congressman who will work for us.

Anonymous said...

Oh, like Rishawn Biddle is an insider to what the Congresswoman is thinking of doing. He's such an oreo.

Even with her faults, she has my vote. I'd NEVER vote for a man who hit his wife. NEVER!!! NEVER!!! NEVER!!!

Vote Her Out said...

Anonymous 6/19:

I am amazed at how much in denial Democrats are about their Ghetto Mafia Queen Julia. Loyal to the end even when corruption is present. Yet, you blame the Republicans for all of their sins.

Julia is saving her war chest for her retirement. The free lunch for her is over. One of the best cons of the century!

Wilson46201 said...

The Republicans and their Governor Mitch Daniels do a big publicity stunt AGAINST LGBT folk and all AI could find is stupid speculation about funds transfer? Anybody with any political smarts could tell you the maximum that could be transferred is $5000. Ask a lawyer!

Meanwhile, why the silence of your beloved GOP and its attack upon us? Mitch too backs this amendment, Shame on the damn Republicans!

Wilson46201 said...

Log Cabin Republicans will say anything whatsoever against a Democratic friend and ally of the LGBT community while suffering in silence as the Republican Party and the Governor directly assaults us with a press conference in the Statehouse.

Damn the damn homophobic and reactionary Republican Party!

One Who Knows said...

Advance Indiana:

A volunteer, who was taking pictures of Congresswoman Julia Carson during last night's Candidate forum, was threatened by Center Township's Constable, Tony Duncan. Such tactics have been used over the years to intimidate those who support any challengers to the current African-American politicians in Marion County.

We all know what Sheriff Anderson mean't when he said, "She's our queen, we're going to protect her".

Sheriff Anderson was in attendance at the event with several of his officers, however the volunteer felt he had no one to turn to for help.

Sheriff Anderson, while you're protecting your queen, who's protecting the people from violent elected officials?

It's no wonder there is so much crime in Indianapolis, they are following the examples set by our own elected officials.

It's just shameful.

We need a CHANGE.

Julia's organization:
Julia Carson, secretary to Andy Jacobs, State Representative, State Senator, Center Township Trustee, 1982 - Lost her bid at Democrat State Convention for Secretary of State, U.S. Representative

Atty. Lacy Johnson
Tony Duncan, Center Township Constable
Vanessa Summers, State Representative
Billie Breaux, State Senator
Paul Lapossa, Center Township Small Claims Court Judge
Carl Drummer, Center Township Trustee
Mayor Bart Peterson
Ron Gibson, City-County Councilor
Aaron Haith, Atty. for City- County Council
Grant Hawkins, Superior Court Judge
Linda Brown, Superior Court Judge

Now she was to control these offices:
Michelle Scott, Small Claims Court Judge
Eugene Akers, Center Township
Assessor
Billie Breaux, Marion County Auditor

Wilson46201 said...

It should be pointed out that noted homophobe and hater Jocelyn Tandy has gleefully posted at least two lengthy harangues in this thread against gay-friendly candidates while AdvanceIndiana remains shamefully silent on the GOP attack yesterday on LGBT folk. Of course, JT is so shameful she must post anonymously. Her style of vitriol is so hackneyed it can be recognized immediately.

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Jocelyn-Tandy Adande said...

He loves to call my name. More people than you know Wilson are aware of these people. they have been in control for tooooo long!

Wilson46201 said...

It should be noticed that noted homophobe JT has posted at least five times - four times anonymously - in this thread. AI is certainly cecoming the "go-to" place for the GOP homophobe and hater crowd! Eric would be so proud! (Eric Miller, that is)

Anonymous said...

To Vote Her Out...

I cannot condone domestic violence. How can you uphold that? HOW???

I also abhor corruption by anyone, any party. But corruption hasn't directly impacted me.

NEVER NEVER NEVER VOTE FOR DICKERSON!!!

Anonymous said...

Wilson, how many times do I have to remind you there are other people besides Ms. Adande who know the truth about these people. How many times have you blogged in with your ridiculous commentaries. You remain a non-entity in the scheme of things. Still confused are you?

Vote Her Out said...

Anonymous 8:12 AM;

How can you support coverups and corruption by the Ghetto Mafia Queen Julia Carson. Check out her domestic violence track record with her two divorces.

Defeat Carson on November 7th and end the reign of terror in center Township.

Anonymous said...

OK 6:19 and 8:12 - Wilson you can take the sock puppet off now we know it's you.

Wilson46201 said...

Some posters here should know that campaigning and endorsing another candidate is strictly forbidden for some folk. As is fundraising. I even have photos of somebody all decked out in public with ED election gear ... there's review committees that will be most interested.

Anonymous said...

Wilson-

Since you don't seem to report specific instances, I am assuming you are just throwing turds at the wall and hoping they stick.

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Anonymous said...

You know what you can do with that cheap camera shove it up your a....!

Ouch! Remember whom your comment was directed towards 11:15 AM

Wilson46201 said...
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Anonymous said...

Hey Wilson - you claim your congresslady is such a big supporter of LGBT - tell us this - why did she decline to vote on an act that is of signifiance to the LGBT's? HR3313 in the 108th Congress is a bill that limited the jurisdiction of federal courts related to DoMA.

Look up under the 108th Congress, HR3313 roll call vote # 410 - you'll see Carson(IN) under "Not Voting". So how can anyone claim she is such a big supporter of gay rights when on such an important issue to your community she didn't cast a vote at all?? I would understand if she voted "No" that would be her standard procedure. But not voting at all. I stand by my remarks elsewhere that Julia Carson does not support the gay community, she only panders to the gay community.

Anonymous said...

Oh and by the way, Andy Jacobs SUPPORTED and voted YES on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Vote Her Out said...

Julia Carson panders to senior citizens, low income individuals, the black church, LGBT. labor, the uneducated, and to anyone willing to be corrupted. Its all about her feeding off the taypayers. Where else could she earn $165,000 per year with her background, only in congress. Isn't that salary worth her holding on to?

Vote Her Out said...

Julia Carson panders to senior citizens, low income individuals, the black church, LGBT. labor, the uneducated, and to anyone willing to be corrupted. Its all about her feeding off the taypayers. Where else could she earn $165,000 per year with her background, only in congress. Isn't that salary worth her holding on to?

Wilson46201 said...

For the anonymous slime merchant above: I'm blessed, I've never had a broken bone in my life and my teeth got knocked out about 10 years ago by a large hyperactive jumping dog. Damn mutt! I have never been struck by a boyfriend. You have been listening to gossips spreading malicious rumors ... like you are doing here.

"hailstone" asked a good question for a change about a missed vote. Yup - she missed it. And just how many Republicans in a partyline vote voted to strip courts of jurisdiction on gay rights? Almost all. Would her vote up or down have made any difference - not a bit. You are grasping for straws. If she had voted then to protect gays, you would have excoriated her for doing so. Hypocrite!

Some folk with problems with college loans seem to be fascinated by that $165,000 ... just sayin'

Anonymous said...

"hailstone" asked a good question for a change about a missed vote. Yup - she missed it.

Yes. She did. If she really cared about such things (which it appears she don't) she would have made special efforts to ensure she registered a vote on the issue. If anything to tell her supposed "strongest" voting base that she at least cares enough for them (meaning you - the gays) that she would vote against such a thing. I know if there was an issue that mattered to my base of constituents I'd be in the House Chamber everytime the issue comes up. That is why the people elect their congressperson - to represent them. Unfortunately the residents of the 7th CD of Indiana are NOT being properly represented.

Would her vote up or down have made any difference - not a bit. You are grasping for straws. If she had voted then to protect gays, you would have excoriated her for doing so. Hypocrite!

No it wouldn't have made a difference. It was less than ten that did not register a vote and the margin was significantly larger. I might have fried her for it on the blogs but that's besides the point.

What is truly hypocritical is for the LGBT community to support a candidate that claims to support your collective causes, and yet when it comes time to vote to express YOUR opinion on said causes before the United States Congress she decides NOT to voice your feelings with her vote!! THAT IS HYPOCRITICAL!!!



I'm Sir Hailstone and I APPROVE this message!

Wilson46201 said...

"hailstone" - unlike you from up in the Region around Chicago, the Central Indiana LGBT community has long known and supported Julia Carson - just like she has long known and supported us. It is so peculiar that you are hammering Ms. Carson for being insufficiently supportive while your own Republican Party is hammering LGBT people over same-sex marriage. Why arent you denouncing Brian Bosma and the rest of that GOP Statehouse gang for pandering to the worst instincts of some religious Hoosiers? Even GWB is exulting about having this wedge issue to use this election.

Or is it that you really approve of their message against LGBT folk? We know what your real goal here is: to put down vociferously the most gay-friendly Congressperson in Indiana.

Wilson46201 said...

btw, please delete the anonymous comment at 2:01pm - its purely a personal attack with no basis whatsoever in fact. Do you really want this blog to be known for that kind of comment: untrue malicious and unsubstantiated personal rumors and gossip? It'd be easy enough for me comment anonymously with some well-known and oft-repeated gossip about the "professional" life of some commenters here ...

indyernie said...

Message from Julia Carson.

HELP ME I'VE FALLEN...AND I CAN'T GET UP...

in the polls that is.

indyernie said...

Wilson 2:01pm is telling the truth...or are you trying to re-write history again?

Anonymous said...

I would have favored that piece of legislation just like I supported DoMA in the first place. Don't get distracted by the shiny objects. I'm not referring to her being for or against something. I'm referring to her apathy.

Julia Carson claims she supports the LGBT's when she really doesn't. This vote shows she doesn't concern herself over such issues. It's not important enough to her. Unlike voting "present" on a non-binding resolution on our troops in Iraq. She could vote on that issue without any problem. What else does she claim to support and then fail to deliver the goods? She votes for women's issues like their ability to go to a doctor and have their insides butchered and children murdered. She votes to ensure continued fraudulent elections. She votes for increased taxes and entitlement programs. She'll vote for silly items like naming post offices and federal buildings. Those are important enough for Julia Carson to vote upon. But when it comes to LGBT issues - Nope. She doesn't even bother to push the button and register her vote. It just really doesn't matter to Julia Carson. All that matters is that she keeps the LGBT community in the dark and they continue to be like her little sheep and flock to the polls and vote for her again - and again, and a few more times on Election Day.

indyernie said...

Wilson are we going to see you on the west side tonight?

How about Old Girl...is she going to make it?

Maybe Tony can abuse someone else tonight.

Anonymous said...

Wilson, how can you be so sensitive to comments about yourself when you have made numerous slanderous accusations against other people on these blogs who do not support Julia Carson for congress. You have repeated rumors. Now you want special privileges to. Finally,you have answered a question.

Watching You said...

Advance:

Carson supporters can only debate with voters who can't think for themselves or research issues better than they do. They don't win arguments with intelligent voters. Their main appeal is to the uneducated or senile. As you can see, Wilson has not responded to most of the questions asked and has avoided solid explanations for Carson's absences. She has taught him well to be evasive.

Wilson46201 said...
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Wilson46201 said...

Why are Eric Dickerson supporters so anonymous? Is it really that shameful? I know Republicans arent well thought of in some circles but come on now - why the shame and covertness? I know you dont want to embarass yourselves to be associated with him in print - owning up to your own words must be quite a burden, eh?

Now that you are old enough to vote (assuming that you are!) adults take responsibility for their actions and words - cowards cower behind false faces and identities.

Be brave - be American - throw off the cloak of covertness - speak freely - speak responsibly - dont skulk around in the shadows and darkness - speak truthfully!

Vote Her Out said...

IS THE 7TH DISTRICT FOR SALE?

Carson: Bought and Paid for

Campaign Finance: an alternate perspective part Deux

Taken from OpenSecrets.org

Julia Carson (D)*
Laborers Union $10,000
United Auto Workers $10,000
Operating Engineers Union $6,500
American Federation of Teachers $5,000
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees $5,000
Congressional Black Caucus PAC $5,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $5,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union $5,000
National Education Assn $5,000
Sheet Metal Workers Union $5,000
United Steelworkers of America $5,000
Amerus Life Insurance $4,100
LGBT Fairness Fund $4,100
Siebert, Brandford et al $4,000
National Cmte for an Effective Congress $3,000
Winston Terrell Group $2,632
AT&T Inc $2,500
Carpenters & Joiners Union $2,500
Credit Union National Assn $2,500
FedEx Corp $2,500
French Pharmicie $2,500

This is the list of PACs and groups that contributed to Julia Carson's campaign this year for a total of $96,832. $64K (66%) of which is from the corrupt labor unions which pretty much hand out money to anyone with a "D" as their party affiliation. $3K from a left-wingnut group (Nat'l Cmte for Effective Congress). $4100 from the gays, $5K from the liberal CBC. French Pharmicie is NOT a drug company. It's a hoidy-toidy shop in Broad Ripple owned by one Stacy Kosene, whose given money as herself and her company essentially double dipping to bypass campaign finance laws. Kosene - a relative of the Kosenes that are real estate developers, and friends of Mayor Bart Peterson who is also a real estate developer by profession. Just connecting the dots!

Interesting CUNA gave her $2500 - they think they are paying for help from the banking committee, thinking she might get the nod for committee chair if by some miracle she wins this election. Imagine Julia Carson being in charge of the House Banking Cmte? EEE-GADS! I can just see her sitting there asleep supposedly listening to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony and waking up to say there was just a little girl in her lap and she was eating Julia's food and she disappeared? NO THANK YOU!

UPDATE: Gary Welsh of Advance Indiana has this update to the campaign finance story:


Carson is also getting last-minute help from some of her congressional colleages. Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) kicked in $2,000 each this past week, and Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) kicked in another $1,000 a piece. She picked up another $1,000 from a banker's PAC. One has to wonder why her colleagues are bothering to give her any money
So she has an additional $6000 to play around with? For a seat the flyover media thought was safe its turning out the Dickerson campaign is getting attention. Much more than the previous candidates.

Thanks Sir!

Anonymous said...

Julia Carson panders to senior citizens, low income individuals, the black church, LGBT. labor, the uneducated

In other words, everyone in the City of Indianapolis? Seems like she's pretty accurately representing her constituency.

Anonymous said...

Uh, key word is pandering, not representing.

She is doing a good job of pandering though.

Just so you know, kind of like what pimps do to prostitutes.

Don't worry though, the reign will end Nov. 7.

Anonymous said...

Elect Eric Dickerson!!!

www.EricDickersonForCongress.com

Wilson46201 said...

from Matt Tully Political Junkie:

October 27, 2006
Dickerson and the GOP

After months of a somewhat distant relationship, congressional candidate Eric Dickerson has grown a bit closer to the GOP.

The Indiana Republican Party recently purchased radio time on WIBC and other local stations for the Republican candidate in the 7th District. GOP executive director Jennifer Hallowell said the party is spending "a few thousand dollars" to keep Dickerson on the air between now and Election Day.

Dickerson, of course, is challenging longtime Democratic Rep. Julia Carson. Recent polls have shown the race is closer than many expected, though officials in both parties say a Carson loss would be the year's biggest political surprise.

My comment: Dickerson knows he's such a loser that he wont invest his own cash into his own campaign. Pitiful!

indyernie said...

Jezz Wilson, grow up will ya? Again you call us anonymous and again I was standing right next to you on W 16 th St. tonight. I was talking to Julia tonight she seemed sweet, but that’s not a reason to vote for her.
By the way when are you going to learn the proper way to hold a camera? I can show you if need be.
We wouldn't want a semi-pro looking amateurish, would we.

Anonymous said...

Heck - with the amount of money Julia has spent on local media so far - why should he spend his own money at all ?

It is not like she has spent $100K or lots more like other candidates in other races have done so far.

If she puts herself in a TV AD - ED just needs to sit back and let the voters look and listen.

Julia on TV is the best advertising ED could do.

Anonymous said...

Julia on TV is the best advertising ED could do.

Halloween is coming up soon you know

Anonymous said...

CUNA covered all bets on Dems on the Banking Committee.

Standard Ooperating Procedure.

And when the Dems take over, if Julia wins, she'll be chair of a committee over a bunch of dead bodies. They know her limitations. Big time.