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First Indiana Senate Poll after Evan Bayh drops out of the Running……

With Evan Bayh gone…. it’s gonna be a ‘free for all’ in the state….The good thing is the fears that Democrats would have a no-name candidate are unfounded…..Ellsworth polls within 14 points of Dan Coats ……who is well known….. but has a lot of heavy baggage …….

[ Ellsworth, Hostettler and Coats ]

From Rasmussen.….

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Indiana voters shows former GOP Congressman John Hostettler leading Baron Hill 49% to 31% and Brad Ellsworth 46% to 27%.

Former Senator Dan Coats, whose entry in the race has the blessing of the GOP establishment but has angered some Indiana Republicans, runs ahead of Hill 48% to 32% and ahead of Ellsworth 46% to 32%.

Another announced Republican hopeful, freshman state Senator Marlin Stutzman, leads Hill 41% to 33% and Ellsworth by a 40% to 30% margin.

In the six match-ups, five (5%) to nine percent (9%) prefer another candidate and anywhere from 14% to 21% are undecided.

Update:…..

U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth will run for Senate, and state Rep. Trent Van Haaften will seek his seat in Congress, multiple Democratic sources said Thursday morning.

More…………..

Rep. Trent Van Haaften

Rep. Trent Van Haaften

February 18, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , ,

11 Comments »

  1. james,

    It was clear it would be bad for you once Bayh dropped out. RAS had Bayh only ahead by 3 Points in January.

    The Republicans ARE FAVORED for this Seat now even with Ellsworth in.

    Comment by Daniel G. | February 18, 2010 | Reply

    • We will see…..But I will consede that Bayh dropping out favors the GOP in a once safe set…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 18, 2010 | Reply

  2. Update 2:

    http://www.wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=12005574

    Ellsworth discussing Senate run with Family % Staff.

    Announcement probably later today maybe at 12.30pm CT.

    Comment by Daniel G. | February 18, 2010 | Reply

    • He’s in……I’ll do the announcement when it comes up…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 18, 2010 | Reply

  3. Incredible,

    According to Coats Office he filled in 14,193 Signatures to run for Senate, THAT’S THREE TIMES more than he needed.

    http://senatus.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/indiana-senate-coats-files-petitions-to-run/

    Comment by Daniel G. | February 18, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s to be expected…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 18, 2010 | Reply

  4. Update:

    According to CBS NEWS Ellsworth to announce Senate Candidacy tommorow.

    Comment by Daniel G. | February 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Ok…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 18, 2010 | Reply

  5. Daniel G., I’m hearing speculation about Bayh seeking the Indiana Governor’s Mansion again in 2012 since he did raise $13 million before telling Obama to go fuck himself.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 18, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s very plausible.

      Anyways that Senate Seat is GONE for the Dems.

      Comment by Daniel G. | February 18, 2010 | Reply

      • probably….the Governor thing has been floated around here…..

        Comment by jamesb101 | February 18, 2010


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