Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hill "already on the attack...meanwhile"

From Fox41...

Young will now face five-term incumbent Baron Hill, who is already on the attack....

I love that characterization of Hill.

In a statement released on Wednesday Hill said, "I look forward to making the difference between my opponent and me very clear. Todd Young is already promoting extremist and economically detrimental ideas."

Unlike Hill who promotes economically helpful ideas? LOL! And Young promotes extremist ideas? I wonder what he would have said about Hankins?! I suppose Hill will have a similar playbook this time-- but without the luxury of being able to point to things in Sodrel's voting record. It should result in more name-calling (like this) and make Hill look worse. Nice...

Meanwhile, Young says he is focused on jobs and improving the economy. And he says other than a few media interviews, he's spending the day with his family and then it's back on the campaign trail Thursday.

A helpful characterization of Young-- in terms of style and substance-- in contrast to Hill.


And then this, from Lesley Stedman Weidenbener in the C-J...

Almost as soon as incumbent U.S. Rep. Baron Hill learned the identity of his general election opponent, the Democrat came out swinging, issuing a statement Wednesday that says GOP nominee Todd Young promotes “extremist” ideas.

More of the same...

What’s new, though, is the GOP player. In the past four congressional elections, Hill has faced Republican Mike Sodrel...

I wonder if Hill has developed a reflex to attack in a certain way, given that he's faced Sodrel the last few times. He's probably going to need something different against a new candidate in a different time. Can he adjust?

Hill essentially called Young a carpetbagger by criticizing him for moving to the district just a few years ago....

Classy...Sounds like a preemptive response to the "lobbyist" blast Sodrel has used. I don't think Young will bother with that.

Later, the Indiana Democratic Party sent out its own statement, also calling attention to Young’s connections to Carmel and calling him the “hand-picked candidate of the Indiana Republican establishment.”

I don't think that line will work-- even it is is true-- given the perception of Sodrel's presence in the race.

1 Comments:

At May 6, 2010 at 2:13 PM , Blogger caro1234 said...

I think that Baron Hill will find, much to his chagrin, that Todd Young not only has the Republican establishment behind him, but the Tea Party, The Patriots and the 9-12 er's. Bye, bye Baron.

 

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