The Courier Press is reporting that the GOP may field a challenger to Rep. Dave Crooks.
Daviess County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Ron Arnold said he is considering a bid for the House District 63 seat in the 2006 election. . . . He ran the family’s grocery and restaurant business until 1998 when he became the executive director of the Daviess County Chamber of Commerce.
I’m sure Rep. Crooks’ opposition to the Indiana Chamber’s push for Eastern Time plays a part in Mr. Arnold’s interest in running. It sounds like Mr. Arnold has been the beneficiary of some “mysterious” push polls that mention his name.
Arnold said several people “who I’m sure would like to stay unnamed” have asked him to consider a bid. His name emerged in part due to mystery phone calls going out in the area that mention Arnold in a series of polling questions. Arnold said he’s heard about the polling but that it’s not coming from him.