Tuesday, October 12, 2010
DCCC Pulls Support For Van Haaften In Bloody 8th District
It looks like the DCCC has conceded the open 8th District race to Republican Larry Bucshon. Hotline says the Democratic committee has pulled ad reservations for Trent Van Haften. "In IN 08, state Rep. Trent Van Haaften (D) will not be able to count on any more support from the DCCC in his race against heart surgeon Larry Bucshon (R)," Hotline reports. The seat has been safely in Democratic hands since U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth ousted John Hostettler in 2006 and would have been considered a safe seat again this year had Ellsworth not opted to seek the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Evan Bayh (D).