Skip to comments.Seventh District race gets dirty [Carson, IN-07]
Posted on 11/03/2006 9:41:53 AM PST by Coop
Indianapolis - For the first time in a decade, Congresswoman Julia Carson is in a tough race for re-election. Her campaign started running a batch of positive image ads on the same day National Democrats go after her Republican opponent with the gloves off.
Her yard signs sell love, but there is no love in fliers hitting some 7th District mail boxes attacking Congresswoman Julia Carson's opponent.
"I'm absolutely shocked and appalled," says Republic Eric Dickerson.
The ads were done by the National Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington and not by Congresswoman Carson. Carson told Eyewitness News "I'm outraged by it."
One mailer we were given reads: "What's worse? A candidate for congress who beats his wife, bites his kid, and goes to jail or a candidate who lies about it? Eric Dickerson was accused of doing both."
(Excerpt) Read more at wthr.com ...
This cant be true because only rats are running vets for congress and no rats are in a tough fight
If they're covering it, she's in trouble. Carson, Barrow, Marshall, and Bean are four Dem seats we will pick up. There are others starting to fall. Stay tuned.
The Dems are starting to take notice.
Sounds good to me
Well now I have this bridge in CA, anyone wanna buy it?
How to interpret headlines by the MSM...
If the headline claims a fight is getting dirty... that means the Republican is pulling ahead.
If the headline claims the campaign is going strong..that means the Democrat is ahead.
When Pres Bush or Laura campaign for a candidate, they are "showing desperation"
When Clinton campaigns for a candidate, they are "showing support"
You know what a Marine calls a situation where you have 500 in your company and you're surrounded by 5000 enemy troops? "A Fair Fight".
Eric will be on WTHR-13 at 7:30 AM Sunday.
Yes, I would still rate Irey as an underdog. But not by much.
Being an Indy residents I know that an even contest isn't enough. Eric will have to win the real vote by 8-10% to overcome Miss Julia's voter fraud.
Hopefully your new voter ID requirement cuts down significantly on said fraud. Keep the faith!
Semper Fi bump!
Yup.....sure love those Marines!!!!!
Absolutely fabulous news!!!!!! We don't get any news from the rest of the state down here. All we hear is how WONDERFUL Brad Ellsworth is from the newspapers and TV. I sooooooooooo want Hostettler to win, just to see them all sulk, pout and cry that somehow it was stolen.
Yeah, I'm worried about Hostettler. His numbers pretty much stink given that his district went 61% for Dubya two years ago. But he's still fighting!
I"ve donated to her campaign also. I told the RNC that I'd only donate to specific candidates this year, they kept calling and calling for money. I told the caller that when the RNC grew a pair and found their spine, I'd contribute to the party, otherwise, I'd support individuals. They haven't called me back :)
Good for you! Thanks for supporting Diana and Eric - two scrappy underdogs that just might pull the upsets. I'm gonna ping you to some pictures you might enjoy. :-)
Just got off the phone with my cousin. We don't usually talk politics. She brought it up this time She' been talking to the neighbors....Many had voted for JC in the past. They won't be this time...Her comment. "Julia is old and sick....Why is she even running?.....She should just come home to die!"
Most of the local Rep poll workers are older white women and the problem is that much of Miss Julia's power is concentrated in areas of town where these women(probably justifably so) won't work(last election there was a woman voter raped in the parking lot of one of the polling places as she left around noontime). When we controlled the sheriff's office Rep. deputies were given the day off to work these polling places, but now that the Dem own that office that is no longer done. So basically you will have Julia's people as the only ones working many of these polling places and I highly doubt they will spend much time enforcing the ID law on Tuesday.
I have been in the west side "hood" during the day on business with no problem. I'm not sure if I would go to a polling station there though. A police officer was killed there.
The east-side neighborhood is where most of the murders happen (day or night) so I'd say it's pretty much a no go area.
This is really interesting - if Dickerson wins this one, the Dems are in a lot of trouble.
Come on Indiana! Our capital needs Eric.
Take a look at my blog (address below) I have posted the scans of the flyers in question (with postal address redacted of course).
We can't let this happen. Any suggestions?
wish he had a different on-line donation method. I will not let Paypal have that kind of info on me.
Eric refuses to take national (GOP)money because he doesn't want to run a smear campaign but the DCCC is smearing him from here to kingdom come.
I'm thinking he is choking on this nice guy thing.
Julia is a has-been who is basically a shell for the national dems to do with what they will.
Please Eric...get the word out.
Can you use the call in method? I think the number is on his website.
I guess I could try that, but the idea of calling some stranger and giving credit card info is not appealing.
I hear ya. All this tech "convenience" is a pain sometimes. I had my card # stolen once and had to wait for the credit card company to pay me back. Someone bought themselves a camera in NY at my expense. LOL. It took about four or five days to get the money back in my account. Then sometimes when you go to use the dumb cards at a store they won't read.... :(
I guess it's a crap shoot however you use it. You have to trust the restaurant and store clerks too. Over the internet seems more trustworthy, for whatever reason. Calling up someone over the phone brings to mind an image of some hoodlum in a backroom taking advantage of suckers. I will call and take a chance, anything to get rid of that embarassment, Carson.
Then call in a pledge and follow it with mailing a check.
Thank you for your input. While some, myself included, have gone wobbly at times you've been steadfast in your predictions. Good news like yours can help to energize folks. Thanks.
Boy are you right. Ms Carson should talk, I believe one of her family members is in the pokey for pouring lye or something down some Mexican peoples throats. She has no knowledge or grasp of issues and refuse to speak about issues for that reason. She rarely is there and votes yeah for Dems as she is told to do. This woman does not deserve re election and I hope she gags on those mashed taters that always seem to be in her mouth.
perhaps the most comatose member of Congress
hopefully not for long
We can only hope