Friday, January 25, 2008

Mike makes it official

From the C-J website...

Republican Mike Sodrel filed the paperwork this morning at the Statehouse to be a candidate in the 9th Congressional District, a seat he held for two years before losing in 2006 to U.S. Rep. Baron Hill....

Sodrel blamed his 2006 loss in part on a national political climate that was bad for Republicans and said it’s too soon to know whether this year will be different.

“You really don’t know what the climate’s going to be in November,” he said. “They say a week is a year in politics. So almost a year is a lifetime.”

I can't argue with his math there...

Sodrel said he plans a campaign about change that is focused on issues. But in the past, the Hill-Sodrel matchups have turned negative and somewhat personal.

Uhhh...somewhat personal?! Is this humor or understatement?

Hill has not formally filed to run but is expected to do so.

Libertarian Eric Schansberg, a professor at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, intends to make a second run for the seat.

Welcome back Mike (and Baron). May the best candidate win!


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