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Daniel……Indiana Quickie Poll numbers……

Indiana Senate Republican Primary Survey

Survey USA/Mike Downs Center

Dan Coats 36 %
John Hostettler 24 %
Marlin Stutzman 18 %
Don Bates 6 %
Richard Behney 4 %
Undecided 13 %

In the very same Survey Coats leads Ellsworth 47-31 for the General Election.

http://www.advanceindiana.com/

I’ll have more In-Depth Analysis as well as Crosstabs later.

Daniel G.

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 3 Comments

The Indiana Senate race and not advertising your party affiliation….

Evan Bayh’s state is a little strange, huh?

People run..but are not in a hurry to say which party they are running in?

With Indiana’s primary coming up May 4, political ads crowd broadcast airwaves and yard signs decorate the Hoosier landscape. Except in rare instances, though, these messages refrain from identifying the party of the candidate seeking nomination to run in the fall’s general election.
This state isn’t alone in trying to solve today’s partisan puzzle. At a time when we read and hear about hyper-partisanship leading to more pronounced polarization, politicians seem reluctant to inform the electorate what party they represent.


Though this strategy might make sense to appeal to swing-voting independents in November, masking the candidate’s party for a primary like Indiana’s results in a strange situation. Voters here have to declare their party preference to receive a ballot — which lists office-seekers who decline to provide their party affiliation in their public appeals.
Lewis Carroll’s language in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” provides an appropriate description for such a state of political affairs. It seems “curiouser and curiouser.”


One way to try to figure out what’s happening is to probe the relationship between campaigning and governing. In the past at party meetings or conventions with their fabled “smoke-filled rooms,” Democrats and Republicans selected candidates for specific offices, and there was continuity (in terms of strategy and agenda) between running for office and serving in that office.Today, with the proliferation of primaries and their emphasis on self-selected candidates who decide on their own to try to gain a party’s nomination, there’s much less of a party role in the equation.


Now, however, the intense partisanship occurs almost exclusively on the governing level — with party discipline and party-line voting becoming more prominent in that realm. Exhibit A in this regard is, of course, what takes place in Washington on a daily basis.


Back home in Indiana, one finds a contemporary case study, with multiple candidates running in the primary without unfurling any party’s banner.
The Senate race for the seat Evan Bayh decided to relinquish in February tops the ticket this year, and potential successors aren’t (shall we say) terribly forthcoming in declaring their party allegiance.


Dan Coats, a former senator, leads in fundraising in a five-person contest for the GOP nomination. His red, white and blue yard signs boldly announce his slogan, “Dan Coats for Indiana,” and you also find in smaller type the address for
his website, the company who made the sign and who paid for it. Nary a word about party affiliation.

More……..

April 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , | 1 Comment

Daniel……Indiana Senate: Coats, Hostettler way ahead of presumptive Democratic Nominee John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D-IN) to replace Bayh…..

Hello Dog Folks!

Indiana Republican Candidates Daniel Ray Coats (R-IN) & former U. S. Rep. John Nathan Hostettler (R-IN) running way ahead of presumptive Democratic Nominee Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) a new Statewide Survey in the Hoosier State shows. Even State Senator Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) leads Ellsworth by 5 Points.

Rasmussen Survey

Indiana Senate 2010

General Election

[ Ellsworth, Coats ,  Hostettler  and Stutzman]
Former Indiana Senator Daniel Ray Coats (R)  54 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D)  33 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  9 %

Former U. S. Rep. John Nathan Hostettler (R)  50 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (R)  33 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  12 %

State Senator Marlin Stutzman (R)  41 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D)  36 %
Others  7 %
Undecided  16 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.coatsforindiana.com/
http://www.johnhostettler.com/
http://www.gomarlin.com/
http://www.ellsworthforindiana2010.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  39 %
Disapprove  60 %

Governor Mitch Daniels (R)

Approve  60 %
Disapprove  38 %

Daniel G.

April 20, 2010 Posted by | Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 12 Comments

Daniel……Indiana Senate: Coats, Hostettler way ahead of presumptive Democratic Nominee John Bradley "Brad" Ellsworth (D-IN) to replace Bayh…..

Hello Dog Folks!

Indiana Republican Candidates Daniel Ray Coats (R-IN) & former U. S. Rep. John Nathan Hostettler (R-IN) running way ahead of presumptive Democratic Nominee Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) a new Statewide Survey in the Hoosier State shows. Even State Senator Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) leads Ellsworth by 5 Points.

Rasmussen Survey

Indiana Senate 2010

General Election

[ Ellsworth, Coats ,  Hostettler  and Stutzman]
Former Indiana Senator Daniel Ray Coats (R)  54 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D)  33 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  9 %

Former U. S. Rep. John Nathan Hostettler (R)  50 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (R)  33 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  12 %

State Senator Marlin Stutzman (R)  41 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D)  36 %
Others  7 %
Undecided  16 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.coatsforindiana.com/
http://www.johnhostettler.com/
http://www.gomarlin.com/
http://www.ellsworthforindiana2010.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  39 %
Disapprove  60 %

Governor Mitch Daniels (R)

Approve  60 %
Disapprove  38 %

Daniel G.

April 20, 2010 Posted by | Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 12 Comments

Daniel…… Indiana Senate: Daniel G. endorses State Senator Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) in the Republican Senate Primary……Update….

Hello Republican fellows!
Folks, I’ve toyed a long time with this because I was torn between two Candidates so TODAY I’m ready to PROUDLY announce my Support for State Senator Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) in the Indiana Republican Senate Primary. Over the last months I’ve closely examined Former Rep. John Hostettler (whom my friend SE over at Conservative State Project endorsed) and Stutzman.

I came to the conclusion that Stutzman has everything what it takes to be a good Senator. He’s young, charismatic and shares the Hoosiers Values.

Marlin needs your help to win on May 4th so please go to his Website:

http://www.gomarlin.com/

P. S.:

My Endorsement doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t support Hostettler or Coats if they were to win the Primary.

I WILL SUPPORT THE REPUBLICAN Nominee BUT for now I’m with Stutzman.
After all WE MUST STOP the big Democratic Spending Agenda from Pelosi & Reid & Obama and return to fisical Resposibility and OUR Conservative Values.

Proudly Stutzman Endorser

Daniel G.

Update:

For those Republicans who are living in Indiana turn on your TV as there is a GOP Senate Debate this afternoon at 4pm ET the Indianapolis Star reports:

http://www.indystar.com/article/20100408/NEWS05/100408020/GOP-U.S.-Senate-hopefuls-debate-today

You can watch the Debate here:

http://www.wxnt.com/

The Live begins at 3pm ET.

April 8, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , | 24 Comments

Daniel…..Indiana Senate: Democrat Ellsworth badly trails two Republicans Opponents; Hostettler yet again performs better than Coats …..

Hello Dog!

A new Statewide Survey in the Hoosier State shows presumptive Democratic Candidate John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D-IN) badly trailing two of the three Main Republican Candidates. Once again former U. S. Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN) performs better than former Senator Daniel Ray “Dan” Coats (R-IN). AMAZINGLY even little known State Senator Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) runs ahead of Ellsworth.

As you may all know: Ellsworth VOTED for President Obama’s Health Care Reform Bill.

Rasmussen Survey

Indiana Senate 2010

General Election

[ Coats and Ellsworth ]
Former Senator Daniel Ray “Dan” Coats (R)  49 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D)  34 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  12 %
Former U. S. Rep. John N. Hostettler (R)  50 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D)  32 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  15 %
State Senator Marlin Stutzman (R)  41 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D)  34 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  18 %

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  39 %
Disapprove  60 %

Governor Mitch Daniels (R)

Approve  69 %
Disapprove  30 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.coatsforindiana.com/
http://www.johnhostettler.com/
http://www.gomarlin.com/
http://www.ellsworthforindiana2010.com/

Analysis:

First of all….. many Democrats are saying that Republicans are leading in Key Races just because of Health Care Debate which came to and end on Sunday. I disagree sharply. I think it’s overblown. That being said…… it remains to be seen if the HCR Vote from Ellsworth…. in favor….. will hurt him or not. The Economy is still pretty bad in that State….. which will also have an impact.

Daniel G.

March 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

Conservative State Project endorses John Hostettler for the Indiana Senate….

Joining John Oxendine on our roster of endorsements is former Congressman John N. Hostettler, and here’s a list of his accomplishments in the House that bring me to my decision:

1. In 1995, he successfully amended the District of Columbia Appropriations Bill to eliminate the “Domestic Partnership” policy of Washington.

2. In 1998, he traveled to Moscow as part of a Congressional delegation to discuss U.S. deployment of a national missile defense system with members of the Russian Duma.

3. In 2002, he was one of six GOP Members of the United States House of Representatives and one of three Conservative GOP Members to vote against the House resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to preemptively engage in military conflict with the nation of Iraq. At the time, in October 2002, Hostettler said the intelligence supporting the claim of a program of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was “tenuous at best”.

4. In 2003, as Chairperson of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, he successfully amended the Department of State reauthorization bill to require the State Department to regulate the use of consular cards of foreign nations in the U.S.

5. In 2003, he successfully amended the Commerce, State and Justice appropriations bill to discontinue funding of the enforcement of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which called for the removal of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama State Supreme Court House placed there by Alabama State Chief Justice Roy Moore.

6. In 2004, the House passed Mr. Hostettler’s Marriage Protection Act (MPA) which would make it illegal for federal courts from imposing Massachusetts same-sex marriage licenses on any other state.

7. In 2006, the House passed Mr. Hostettler’s Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA) which would make forbidden federal courts from requiring defendants such as a Board of County Commissioners to pay a plaintiff’s lawyers, such as the ACLU, fees after the federal courts order the removal of a religious symbol such as the Ten Commandments from the County courthouse lawn.

And in 2008, he wrote a book titled “Nothing for the Nation: Who Got What Out of Iraq”, a book that has received positive reviews from Conservative minded people. These accomplishments make him, IMO, the best qualified candidate for IN-SEN. However, this is just my opinion, and I’d like to hear yours in the comments.

SE-779

March 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Updates | , , , | 12 Comments

From Daniel G…..Indiana Senate (DKOS Poll): Former Rep. John N. Hostettler (R-IN) has slight Advantage; Coats is underperforming…….

Hello Dog!

A new Statewide Survey in the Hoosier State shows it might not be all that good for Republicans that they recruited former Senator Daniel Ray Coats (R-IN). He’s underperforming. Meanwhile former Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN) who lost a Congressional Race to likely Democratic Nominee Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) 2006 has now a slight edge over the Congressman.

Research 2000 / Daily Kos Survey

Indiana Senate Race

[Hostettler and Ellsworth ]

Former U. S. Rep. John N. Hostettler (R)  40 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D)  34 %
Undecided  26 %

Former Senator Daniel Ray Coats (R)  37 %
U. S. Rep. John Bradley “Brad” Ellsworth (D)  36 %
Undecided  27 %

Former U. S. Rep. John N. Hostettler (R)  42 %
U. S. Rep. Baron Hill (D)  36 %
Undecided  22 %

Former Senator Daniel Ray Coats (R)  37 %
U. S. Rep. Baron Hill (D)  37 %
Undecided  26 %

Former U. S. Rep. John N. Hostettler (R)  44 %
’08 Governor Candidate Jim Schellinger (D)  33 %
Undecided  23 %

Former Senator Daniel Ray Coats (R)  39 %
’08 Governor Candidate Jim Schellinger (D)  34 %
Undecided  27 %

Full Results can be found here:

http://www.dailykos.com/statepoll/2010/2/24/IN/449

Let me say this first: Daniel G. is retracting his Endorsement of Coats effective today. Hostettler is definitly surprising me AND not just because of the polling. He also might apply better for the Conservative leanings of the State.
Then we’ve WAY, WAY too many undecided Voters in the this Poll

IF YOU DO WANT A REALLY RELIABLE POLL in Indiana we need to wait until the Indianapolis Star will commission a Poll. This Poll will be done by Selzer & Co. which NAILED down in Indiana Presidential Race between Obama – McCain right on the Money.

Let’s wait on this Poll folks. BTW, Selzer in Indiana is what Mason-Dixon is for all States.

Daniel G.

Ok….we’ll wait……

March 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 8 Comments

From Daniel G……BREAKING NEWS; Indiana Senate: Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN 9) WON'T run clearing the way for Rep. Ellsworth (D-IN 8)…….

Hello Dog!

The Indiana Senate Democratic Nomination seems settled now.

Politico just moments ago reported that U.S. Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN 9) will not run for Senate clearing possibly the way for Rep. Ellsworth (D-IN Eigth)

[Elllsworth ]

BREAKING: Indiana Rep. Baron Hill will announce today that he is forgoing a run for Senate, two sources familiar with his plans confirm to POLITICO.

Hill, a 5-term congressman from Seymour, will make his plans known at a noon press conference.

Hill’s decision leaves Rep. Brad Ellsworth the strong favorite to capture the Democratic nod in the battle for the Senate seat that Democrat Evan Bayh is departing from after two terms. — Alex Isenstadt

Statement from Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN 9) that he won’t run for Senate:

“Evan has been a devoted public servant to Hoosiers and a fellow companion in pushing for Congress to curb its reckless spending,” said Hill. “And while I agree with him that the partisanship in Washington is alarming, to reference my athletic past – I opt to stay in the game and continue to serve as an independent voice for my Southern Indiana constituents.”

Hill also signaled his support for Ellsworth, a two-term House member and former Vanderburgh County sheriff.

“I believe my friend and colleague, Congressman Brad Ellsworth, is the right man to fulfill the task of ensuring a Democrat is elected to succeed Senator Bayh,” said Hill.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/33635.html#ixzz0gl6hEEpn

Daniel G.

February 27, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , | 1 Comment

From Daniel G……BREAKING NEWS; Indiana Senate: Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN 9) WON’T run clearing the way for Rep. Ellsworth (D-IN 8)…….

Hello Dog!

The Indiana Senate Democratic Nomination seems settled now.

Politico just moments ago reported that U.S. Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN 9) will not run for Senate clearing possibly the way for Rep. Ellsworth (D-IN Eigth)

[Elllsworth ]

BREAKING: Indiana Rep. Baron Hill will announce today that he is forgoing a run for Senate, two sources familiar with his plans confirm to POLITICO.

Hill, a 5-term congressman from Seymour, will make his plans known at a noon press conference.

Hill’s decision leaves Rep. Brad Ellsworth the strong favorite to capture the Democratic nod in the battle for the Senate seat that Democrat Evan Bayh is departing from after two terms. — Alex Isenstadt

Statement from Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN 9) that he won’t run for Senate:

“Evan has been a devoted public servant to Hoosiers and a fellow companion in pushing for Congress to curb its reckless spending,” said Hill. “And while I agree with him that the partisanship in Washington is alarming, to reference my athletic past – I opt to stay in the game and continue to serve as an independent voice for my Southern Indiana constituents.”

Hill also signaled his support for Ellsworth, a two-term House member and former Vanderburgh County sheriff.

“I believe my friend and colleague, Congressman Brad Ellsworth, is the right man to fulfill the task of ensuring a Democrat is elected to succeed Senator Bayh,” said Hill.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/33635.html#ixzz0gl6hEEpn

Daniel G.

February 27, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , | 1 Comment