Incidentally, the Star's Maureen Groppe notes in her story today that Dr. Myers has filed his financial disclosure form showing he has assets worth between $10.4 million and $31.6 million and debts which range between $1.5 million and $6 million. I've been searching far and wide for Andre Carson's financial disclosure statement and can't find it anywhere. He's been in office casting votes for nearly a month now. Why hasn't he filed it? Shouldn't the voters have full disclosure from their incumbent representative before they go to the polls on May 6?
UPDATE: I e-mailed Maureen Groppe and asked why she didn't provide information from Andre Carson's financial disclosure. Here is her response:
I wrote about Myers' financial disclosure statement because it was relevant to the fact that he's self-funding his campaign.In other words, the Star doesn't think the public should learn anything about the personal finances of our elected congressman until after the May Democratic primary, but we should know everything about anyone who seeks to oust Carson from office. Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? If Rep. Carson is all for the people as he says he is, then he should on his own initiative release this information to the public now.
The congressional financial disclosure statements are released every June and I write about the delegation's reports every year.
The Carson campaign is whining to WISH-TV's Jim Shella that they can't keep up with Myers' spending, which Shella reports could approach $2 million before the primary is over. Myers wouldn't say how much money he's prepared to spend out of his own pocket, but he says he is also getting small donations from individuals. Shella reported that the Indiana Democratic Party endorsed Carson today. I guess that was just a formality. There is no mistaking who the state party is supporting in this race.