Monday, February 01, 2010
Rokita To Seek Buyer's Seat
Howey Politics is reporting that Secretary of State Todd Rokita will enter the 4th District Republican primary race to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN). Rokita had considered entering the race for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN). State Sen. Brandt Hershman, a double-dipper who not only draws a state paycheck as a senator but also draws a federal paycheck as a paid staffer for Buyer, is also expected to enter the race. Democratic operatives in Washington are salivating over the prospect of taking on Hershman in November. The abortion controversy with his first wife simply doesn't match his "family values" mantra he has touted as a state lawmaker. His first wife has publicly claimed that he forced her to have an abortion and then filed for divorce one week later. Democrats would destroy him over that issue. Rokita should have no problem defeating Hershman in a primary race.