Hoosier Access has a post up on an area of real vulnerability for Indiana Democrats: the state’s House of Representatives. The Democrats currently hold the House by a margin of 51 to 49. The House gets lost in the excitement over the Presidential race and the Governor’s race. But, did you notice how a lot of the nuttiness died down when the House Republicans were removed from power? The Republicans still hold the upper hand in the state with the Senate and Governor’s office firmly under Republican control, but having a Democratically controlled House acts as a nice brake.
It’s obvious I’m reading too many kids books these days, but Gov. Daniels and the Senate Republicans can, at times, be Really Useful Engines while Brian Bosma and Eric Turner’s House Republicans are more like the Troublesome Trucks that are always sending the trains of Sodor off the tracks. (Incidentally, with the number of accidents, seems like Sir Topham Hat’s insurance premiums have to be through the roof.)