In the Republican primary in Indiana’s Second Congressional District, Martin Dolan has announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy. He indicates that he is withdrawing for personal reasons: being a candidate is a time consuming activity that doesn’t lend itself well to spending time with and providing for one’s family.
At this time, he is throwing his support to Jack Jordan. Dolan is none too happy with Republican lawmakers endorsing Jackie Walorski (see, e.g.), feeling that during the primary process, elected officials in the party ought to remain neutral.
Jordan describes himself as a “non-politician” and “citizen-candidate.” His “stances” page looks to me like a litany of standard conservative talking points. He’s also a graduate of Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University who spent most of his career at Eli Lilly. Frankly, I liked Dolan’s positions better. I certainly didn’t agree with a lot of them, but the explanations were more thoughtful than the overly simplistic bullet points on Jordan’s page.