Skip to comments.Indiana: Hostettler Raised Just $37,000
Posted on 04/21/2010 4:05:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Former Rep. John Hostettler (R-Ind.) is running for the Senate much like he ran for the House: heavy on the social-issue conservatism and light -- very light -- on campaign funds.
Hostettler raised just $37,000 in the first quarter of 2010, according a filing in the Senate public records office, and began April with just $9,700. His first-quarter receipts amounted to less than a tenth of what front-running Republican Dan Coats raised and 1/17th of what presumptive Democratic nominee Brad Ellsworth raised.
Unlike the way he handled his House campaigns, Hostettler is now accepting contributions from political action committees. But he received just a single $1,000 PAC check, from the Team America PAC linked to ex-Rep. Tom Tancredo (R).
Most of the $27,000 Hostettler's campaign spent went to pay campaign manager Carl Little or to reimburse Hostettler for travel and other expenses. Hostettler has traditionally relied on volunteers in his campaigns.
Hostettler, Coats and state Sen. Marlin Stutzman are the main contenders in the May 4 Republican primary. They have to file "pre-primary" reports by tomorrow that cover receipts and expenses for the period from April 1 to April 14.
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Hostettler didn’t raise enough to run for the state legislature, let alone the Senate. It’s clear now that Marlin Stutzman is the conservative to rally around. We need to defeat Dan Coats in the May 18 primary.
Aside from Coats (an idiot), who is best?
Any of the conservatives running would be a good Senator, but Coats will win unless conservatives rally around one candidate.
So he’s raised much much less than our pair of sac lambs running against Nancy Pelosi? Yikes.
Stutzman is the clear choice.
Does Hoestettler really think we can run a state-wide campaign like this? In his re-elections for the US House, Hostettler usually won because of the lack of quality of his opponents - but this time around, it likely won’t be the case. he will be expected to raise money AND field a state-wide camapign presence.
If Hostettler is the GOP nominee, Brad Ellsworth (for all his faults) should be able to knock off Hostettler pretty easily.
It is just too bad that Stutzman supports amnesty. We can’t support him. Hostettler won’t even read bills before he votes on them. We are supporting Richard Behney (richardbehney.com). We’ve had enough of replacing career politicians with career politicians!
What is it with Hostettler? when he was in the House, he was a lazy fundraiser. The NRCC had to dump money in the IN-08 to bail him out. Hostettler has the endorsement of Ron Paul. He must be smoking dope with the Paultards to not be concerned about about campaigning.
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