Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Central Indiana Senators On The Hot Seat

The vast majority of state lawmakers are getting a pass in this year's May 6 primary, but four Republican state senators in the Indianapolis area weren't so lucky. The Star's Bill Ruthhart explains:

Four of the most experienced and powerful Republican leaders in the Indiana Senate are facing challengers in Tuesday's primary, three of them for the first time in their long tenures.

Sens. Beverly J. Gard, Luke Kenley, Connie Lawson and Teresa S. Lubbers represent Central Indiana districts, chair key committees and have a combined 64 years of legislative experience.

Terry Michael, Ken Geesaman, John Gootee and Ken Morgan, respectively, are the four challengers. Their biggest problem is money. Ruthhart reports that the four challengers have raised $17,000 combined, while the incumbents have raised more than $475,000 between them. Anyone see any upsets here in the making?

1 comment:

Eclecticvibe said...

Jean Breaux has a challenger too. I'm usually a fan of Breaux's policies, but I disapprove of her mailing from the State House I conveniently just received. I'm used to getting her emails, but not printed materials. I haven't received any print on Breaux yet, except for the piece from the State House taunting her legislative accomplishments.