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Seventh District race gets dirty [Carson, IN-07]
WHTR-13 ^ | 11/3/06 | David MacAnally

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: carson; dickerson; notthenflguy
Dickerson was in the Marine Corps. I'm thinking he's up for this fight. :-) And for those who don't know it, two recent polls show a statistical dead heat (Dickerson leads in one, Carson in the other).

http://www.ericdickersonforcongress.com/


1 posted on 11/03/2006 9:41:54 AM PST by Coop
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To: Coop

This cant be true because only rats are running vets for congress and no rats are in a tough fight


2 posted on 11/03/2006 9:44:53 AM PST by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: italianquaker

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.


3 posted on 11/03/2006 9:49:19 AM PST by LS
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To: Miss Marple; hoosiermama; tcrlaf; southernindymom; jordi-b; musikman; Pukin Dog; EQAndyBuzz; ...

The Dems are starting to take notice.


4 posted on 11/03/2006 9:51:08 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: LS

Sounds good to me


5 posted on 11/03/2006 9:51:17 AM PST by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: italianquaker
""I didn't authorize it," said Carson. "I told them no negatives in this campaign and they dropped that piece anyway. I feel very, very bad about that."

Well now I have this bridge in CA, anyone wanna buy it?

6 posted on 11/03/2006 9:55:20 AM PST by DaiHuy (I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse)
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To: Coop

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"


7 posted on 11/03/2006 9:55:28 AM PST by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: Coop

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.

HOOAH!


8 posted on 11/03/2006 9:56:23 AM PST by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: LS; italianquaker
And Diana Irey has raised around $100K in the past few weeks, plus had a nice appearance on Kirby Wilbur's radio show this morning. He gave her a contribution, and urged his listeners to do the same. That will help keep her new TV and radio ads on the air. Combine that with a highly charged volunteer base and an arrogant incumbent who can't even be bothered to campaign in his own district, and PA-12 could well flip.

Yes, I would still rate Irey as an underdog. But not by much.

9 posted on 11/03/2006 9:56:56 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop

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.


10 posted on 11/03/2006 9:58:28 AM PST by redangus
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To: redangus

Hopefully your new voter ID requirement cuts down significantly on said fraud. Keep the faith!


11 posted on 11/03/2006 10:02:19 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Sir Hailstone
I wish I could vote for the guy. I hear him on Garrison and I am so impressed with him. He is a smart articulate man and I think finally there is someone that may be be able to beat Julia.

Semper Fi
12 posted on 11/03/2006 10:12:19 AM PST by Kimmers (As a former fetus, I am against abortion.)
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To: Kimmers

Semper Fi bump!


13 posted on 11/03/2006 10:28:45 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop

Yup.....sure love those Marines!!!!!


14 posted on 11/03/2006 10:29:59 AM PST by Kimmers (As a former fetus, I am against abortion.)
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To: Coop

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.


15 posted on 11/03/2006 10:33:06 AM PST by southernindymom
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To: Paloma_55

'nother bump


16 posted on 11/03/2006 10:33:15 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: southernindymom

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!


17 posted on 11/03/2006 10:34:42 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop

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 :)


18 posted on 11/03/2006 10:35:12 AM PST by southernindymom
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To: southernindymom

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. :-)


19 posted on 11/03/2006 10:36:55 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Sir Hailstone

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!"

I smiled.


20 posted on 11/03/2006 12:51:01 PM PST by hoosiermama (Eric Dickerson= Indiana's November Surprise!)
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To: Coop

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.


21 posted on 11/03/2006 12:52:15 PM PST by redangus
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To: Coop

Thanks


22 posted on 11/03/2006 12:53:31 PM PST by southernindymom
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To: redangus
Are you talking about the east side or the west? There are only two places (neighborhoods) in Indy that my Black friends tell me never to go to at night...everywhere else is pretty much safe...

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.

23 posted on 11/03/2006 1:53:06 PM PST by Earthdweller (The West has mistakenly believed tolerance begets tolerance.)
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To: Coop

This is really interesting - if Dickerson wins this one, the Dems are in a lot of trouble.


24 posted on 11/03/2006 1:57:04 PM PST by Princip. Conservative (I have voted - have you?)
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To: Coop
I think Eric Dickerson is EXACTLY what Indy needs. Most everyone in Indiana has to go to Indianapolis to do business and a lot of us work there everyday.

Come on Indiana! Our capital needs Eric.

25 posted on 11/03/2006 2:01:05 PM PST by Earthdweller (The West has mistakenly believed tolerance begets tolerance.)
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To: Earthdweller

Take a look at my blog (address below) I have posted the scans of the flyers in question (with postal address redacted of course).


26 posted on 11/03/2006 6:41:00 PM PST by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Help Elect Eric Dickerson to Congress! Click the picture to donate!


27 posted on 11/03/2006 6:43:40 PM PST by petercooper (Polls Schmolls.)
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To: Sir Hailstone; Republic; Teacher317; IN Farm Girl; Coop; defconw; Conservatish; WomanBiologist; ...
OMG ....Indiana freepers look at this smear shite from the national Dems. This is the socialist Dem mob at it's finest. /s

We can't let this happen. Any suggestions?


BS meter is on 'Man the life boat'.

28 posted on 11/03/2006 8:10:59 PM PST by Earthdweller (The West has mistakenly believed tolerance begets tolerance.)
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To: Earthdweller
IMO Eric needs to just humorously turn in around on her.....The only one I'm going to "Beat" is Julia Carson on election night.
29 posted on 11/03/2006 8:31:20 PM PST by hoosiermama (Eric Dickerson= Indiana's ( Rove)mber Surprise!)
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To: Earthdweller

wish he had a different on-line donation method. I will not let Paypal have that kind of info on me.


30 posted on 11/03/2006 9:06:29 PM PST by fnord (dachshunds with erections can't climb stairs)
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To: hoosiermama
I've seen these kinds of nasty lies take down one of the best men in Indiana.

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.

31 posted on 11/03/2006 9:08:46 PM PST by Earthdweller (The West has mistakenly believed tolerance begets tolerance.)
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To: fnord
"wish he had a different on-line donation method. I will not let Paypal have that kind of info on me."

Can you use the call in method? I think the number is on his website.

32 posted on 11/03/2006 9:12:05 PM PST by Earthdweller (The West has mistakenly believed tolerance begets tolerance.)
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To: Earthdweller

I guess I could try that, but the idea of calling some stranger and giving credit card info is not appealing.


33 posted on 11/03/2006 11:25:45 PM PST by fnord (dachshunds with erections can't climb stairs)
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To: fnord
"...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.... :(

34 posted on 11/04/2006 5:21:18 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Earthdweller

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.


35 posted on 11/04/2006 8:28:24 AM PST by fnord (dachshunds with erections can't climb stairs)
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To: LS
I hope it's ok if I just bookmarked your in-forum page. I really do, and always have, appreciate your insight.
36 posted on 11/04/2006 8:33:22 AM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: fnord
I guess I could try that, but the idea of calling some stranger and giving credit card info is not appealing.

Then call in a pledge and follow it with mailing a check.

37 posted on 11/04/2006 8:33:41 AM PST by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: LS

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.


38 posted on 11/04/2006 8:39:35 AM PST by gjforgolf
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To: Earthdweller

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.


39 posted on 11/04/2006 8:39:58 AM PST by dforest (be careful you don't become what you hate the most)
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To: indylindy

Julia Carson
perhaps the most comatose member of Congress
hopefully not for long


40 posted on 11/04/2006 3:25:49 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

We can only hope


41 posted on 11/04/2006 3:50:46 PM PST by dforest (be careful you don't become what you hate the most)
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