Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Linda Pence Plans Run For Attorney General
Fellow blogger Ruth Holladay has the big political scoop of the day. She's reporting that prominent Indianapolis attorney Linda Pence is planning to run for Attorney General this year as a Democrat. Pence, a shareholder and director of Sommer Barnard, P.C., is one of the state's most accomplished female attorneys. Former Gov. Frank O'Bannon hired Pence, a former Justice Department attorney, to lead an investigation of the 1999 fish kill in the White River caused by the release of a toxic chemical by the Guide Corp. in Anderson. If Pence is slated by Democrats at their state convention this year, she will presumably face Attorney General Steve Carter in the November election, who would be seeking re-election to a third term.