Jeff Zeleny, writing for the Chicago Tribune, has an article on Indiana’s 3 closest Congressional races: IN-02, IN-08, and IN-09. He focuses on the fact that Indiana Democrats are more conservative than Democrats nationally and that Ellsworth, Hill, and Donnelly are trying to persuade voters who may have voted for President Bush in 2004 that they share similar policy preferences. Meanwhile, their opponents are desperate to paint them as “San Francisco liberals.”
Voters aren’t as concerned with the labels as they are with basic questions about government:
People have questions about the price of energy–why is it so high and what are we doing about it? The war in Iraq–what’s the plan? The rising cost of health care–what have we done? And they have questions about immigration–are we going to get a bill?
It looks like the national campaign committees, Republican and Democratic, will be pouring money into Indiana. Control of Congress may be determined by Hoosiers.