Skip to comments.Mike Sodrel announces bid for 2008
Posted on 10/10/2007 11:24:34 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Former Rep. Mike Sodrel announced Tuesday that he will run for Indianas 9th District Congressional House seat in 2008.
It will be his fourth election running against current 9th District Rep. Baron Hill. Sodrel, a Republican, ran against Hill, a Democrat, in 2002, 2004 and 2006. Hill defeated Sodrel in 2002, though Sodrel won the seat in 2004. Hill was reelected in the last election, winning by a margin of less than 5 percent, according to a press release from Dr. Eric Schansberg, the third 9th district congressional seat candidate.
A lot of voters voted for change in 2006, Sodrel said in a press release. I dont think higher taxes, more spending and more programs were what they had in mind. Im not running for Congress to be important, Im running to do some things that are important.
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Here we go again, say the voters of southeastern Indiana.
In southern Indiana, there is actually precedent for this. The “Bloody Eighth” ousted incumbents in every election during the 1950’s, until the late Winfield Denton survived a very close reelection in 1960. If Hitlery is the DemocRAT nominee, I could see Baron Hill being dragged by the undertow again next year.
Bloody Ninth? But you’re right: Hillary may be the one wild card that can affect this.
The “Bloody Eighth”, which is in southwestern IN and now represented by Brad Ellsworth, was the revolving door district.
The 9th usually keeps incumbents for a long time, then either shows them the door (like Earl Wilson in 1964) or essentially forces them to retire (like Lee Hamilton in 1998). But that could change.
With the redistricting, the bloody eighth is more of the current 9th. Either way, they both flopped to the Dems last time and are ripe to be taken back.
“Mike Sodrel announces bid for 2008”
Should be followed with the byline:
“Monroe County Democrats prepare blank Absentee ballots for Democrat use”
Good point. And in the 9th, the GOP has its best candidate. In the 8th, it doesn’t look like they will do that.
Maybe I should run in the 8th.
The IN-09 is a good chance at a pickup. Hillary’s negative ratings in rural districts should help. However watch the MS Governor race. The Dem candidate is attacking Haley for being friendly with Giuliani. The Dem blasts Giuliani for being pro-gun control, pro-homosexual, and pro-abortion. Notice he’s criticizing Giuliani’s liberal stands and not other liberal Dems. This could be a clever way for the Dem candidates under Hillary to cynically run to the right of Giuliani.