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?