|U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly|
|Marion Co. Superior Court Judge Jose Salinas|
This is quite embarrassing. Apparently the Indiana GOP hired a tracker to follow U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, who is running against Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock to succeed Sen. Richard Lugar in the Senate. According to the Star's Mary Beth Schneider, Indianapolis police stopped Kurt Holland, a 49-year old Fishers resident, after Marion Co. Superior Court Judge Jose Salinas called to complain that he was being tailed by a car driven by Holland. When questioned by police, Holland told them that he had been hired by Pete Seat, a spokesman for the Indiana GOP, to track Joe Donnelly's movements. Holland told police that he thought he was following Donnelly's car, not a car driven by Judge Salinas. As Holland explained to police his assignment:
His assignment, the police report states, “was to reveal how ‘the party of the poor’ is actually led by rich people, in nice cars, in rich neighborhoods. The photos were to be used for TV political campaign advertisements.”Looks like a pretty bad move on the part of Republicans, particularly when they've been complaining elsewhere about Democrats hiring trackers to follow Republican congressional candidates wherever they go.