Friday, February 12, 2016
Stutzman Files Complaint To Keep Young Off Senate Ballot
U.S. Rep. Todd Young (R) now faces a second challenge in his efforts to gain access to Indiana's Republican U.S. Senate primary race--this time from the only opponent he faced in the primary after Eric Holcomb withdrew his candidacy to accept Gov. Mike Pence's appointment as his new lieutenant governor. U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R) has filed a separate challenge to Young's petition signatures, which will allow his attorneys to argue before the Indiana Election Commission next week alongside Democratic attorneys that Young's name should be stricken from the ballot for failing to obtain at least 500 signatures of registered voters in Indiana's First District. Stutzman says the "rule of law must be followed" since 15 other Democratic and Republican statewide candidates fulfilled the signature requirements.