Niki Kelly, writing for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has some good coverage of the Governor’s race today.
#Will Hoosiers make change of their own? Gov. Daniels is relaxed, leading big in most polls, and does not have nearly as many policy proposals as he did during his first campaign. He wants a Constitutional property tax cap, wants a tax credit for years when the State has a surplus, and wants to shift education dollars from administration to the classroom.
#Long Thompson stays competitive – Jill Long Thompson’s campaign has had a number of problems, not least of which is a financial disadvantage when compared to the Daniels campaign. She is mainly the anti-Daniels, against his privatization instincts and against putting property tax caps into the Constitution before we see how they work as a matter of state law. She generally wants to grow the economy and restructure the tax system to be more fair; specifically what this means is a bit unresolved. Her campaign is hoping for significant coat tails from the Obama campaign, but, it’s not unusual to see yards with signs with both Obama and Daniels’ signs.
#Horning Defends the Constitution – Horning, a frequent candidate, recognizes that his chances of winning this race are slim. He is, however, working to increase awareness of the Indiana Constitution and the ways in which he believes current practices are in violation – the prohibitions against special legislation, corporate subsidies, and funding schools with property taxes.