Thursday, June 14, 2007

Schellinger For Sale

The bidding war among Indiana's wealthy to own Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Schellinger is heating up. Bren Simon has upped the ante with her $200,000 contribution to his campaign this week. Last week, AI told you about how Schellinger has managed to raise more than $200,000 from only a handful of individuals, who contributed as much as $25,000 a piece. Is it any wonder common folks have no faith in their government any more? Does anyone think Schellinger's going to give a damn about the little guy when he's being bankrolled by wealthy insiders who look to government for handouts? Looks like another Bart Peterson to me.


Anonymous said...

This is just another example of why this government does not work. It is all about money. Depending on your last name and the size of your bank account, you can pretty much get whatever you want. Sickening.

Wilson46201 said...

And just who is the current Republican Governor? Some poor working stiff who lives from paycheck to paycheck? He's running for re-election. Are his contributions coming in $5 and $10 at a time from the Internet? Have the big boys totally abandoned poor Mitch? Did Mitch in acts of Christian charity dispose of his multi-millions he made from Lillys and Ipalco?

Crocodile tears from Republicans about a Democratic candidate receiving a large contribution could easily overflow the Great Salt Lake!

Anonymous said...

The only Hoosier politician I'm aware of, who has had any degree of success at small donor programs, is Dick Lugar. He has consistently rasied over half his money from small donors, defined as those who contribute less than $100 per cycle.

It's damned hard work.

As long as the campaign finance laws are so loose, and Indiana state laws are a cakewalk compared to federal guidelines, this crap will continue.

And yes, they DO return calls faster if you've given money. Human nature.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize Bren was back in town or did Schell pick up the check in Bel Air at the Simon's "real home".
They have a very nice trophy mansion there but it's a bit so-so at $28 mil.
Sometimes all this just makes a person want to just puke!