U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, who is running for U.S. Senate, is trying appeal to the childish side of voters. Rokita’s campaign announced Wednesday that it has published a 16-page children's book titled “Oh, The Places You’ll Forget!” on digital publishing platform Issuu. The book—which is modeled after the classic Dr. Seuss book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”—attacks one of Rokita's Republican primary opponents. With short rhymes and illustrations on each page, it talks about not being able to find U.S. Rep. Luke Messer in Indiana and accuses him of forgetting about Hoosiers. “We’ve searched Columbus, Muncie and a local Richmond pub,” the book reads. “I heard someone saw him at a Virginia country club.” Messer has been attacked during the campaign for moving to Virginia with his family after being elected to Congress in 2012, but Messer has defended that decision, saying he didn’t want to … [Read more...] about Getting childish? Rokita releases book attacking U.S. Senate opponent
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INDIANAPOLIS — The two U.S. senators representing Indiana are among the lawmakers most likely to work across party lines in Congress, according to a new analysis from a think tank led by former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind.The Lugar Center's Bipartisan Index rated U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., the fourth most bipartisan senator in 2017. U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., was ninth out of the 100 senators.In contrast, Illinois' senators fared poorly for bipartisanship, with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., coming in 84th, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at 91st.The index, compiled in conjunction with the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, measures bipartisanship by tallying how often a member of Congress files legislation that attracts co-sponsors from members of the other party, and how often they in turn co-sponsor measures introduced across the aisle."Members of Congress, from the most progressive to the most conservative can score well on the index if … [Read more...] about Indiana’s U.S. senators earn high marks for bipartisanship in Lugar Center analysis
In a little-noticed development, a 28-year-old gay man arrested last June at his home in Alexandria, Va., for allegedly making threats to shoot at least two U.S. senators in the face in a series of Twitter messages pleaded guilty in December to making interstate threatening communications. Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced Kyler George Schmitz to two years of supervised probation and 90 days of home detention. The Dec. 21 sentence came after Schmitz accepted a plea bargain offer by prosecutors that included pleading guilty to one of five counts in an indictment that charged him with making an interstate threatening communication. Prosecutors had asked the judge to sentence Schmitz to six months in prison and a three-year term of supervised release on probation. They pointed to one Twitter message that Schmitz sent to a senator, whose identity has been withheld, saying, “I’m going to shoot you in the head for … [Read more...] about Gay man who threatened U.S. senators pleads guilty
Billionaire Tom Steyer backs Kevin de León for U.S. Senate. Will money follow? April 18, 2018 Updated: April 18, 2018 7:35pm Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press Kevin de Leon Kevin de Leon U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León likes to needle his opponent Sen. Dianne Feinstein for living in a “mansion surrounded by a wall.” But he welcomed the endorsement Wednesday of one of Feinstein’s wealthy San Francisco neighbors, billionaire activist and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer. Most Popular 1 ‘Forest bathing’ takes tree hugging to new extremes 2 Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads 3 Shake Shack has found a site for its first San Francisco location 4 Why pricey Bar Crenn is the enfant terrible of wine bars 5 Salesforce to drop office as it plans to ‘max out’ with 10,000 SF workers 6 A plea to save … [Read more...] about Billionaire Tom Steyer backs Kevin de León for U.S. Senate. Will money follow?
INDIANAPOLIS — In the next three weeks, Hoosier Republican primary voters will have a fateful decision to make: Who will be their next U.S. Senate nominee — U.S. Reps. Luke Messer or Todd Rokita, or Jasper businessman Mike Braun?Republican primary voters are batting .500 on this crucial decision in the past two Senate races. In 2016, they chose Rep. Todd Young over Rep. Marlin Stutzman, and the Bloomington Republican did the almost unfathomable, which was to drub former governor and senator Evan Bayh. In 2012, Republicans decided to cast off U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, Indiana’s leading vote-getter in history, for Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock,Mourdock was an arrogant nominee as his campaign alienated Lugar voters in the weeks following his landslide primary victory. He refused most joint appearances with Democrat Joe Donnelly, while Republican leaders imposed handlers in an attempt to limit his incendiary rhetoric. His October debate fiasco is often cited for his … [Read more...] about BRIAN HOWEY: Homestretch for the U.S. Senate GOP primary