Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Donnelly's Road to Victory

The Capitol Hill newspaper of record, The Hill, has published a three-page article on how Joe Donnelly won his Senate seat. It features:
--State Party director Dan Parker holding meetings with potential candidates until it was decided who would run for what offices. Quoting Parker: “I don’t know who you are, but one of you is running for Senate and one of you is running for governor.”

--The apparently common knowledge that a Democratic candidate can't win in Indiana if the Presidential candidate loses by more than 15 points.

--Donnelly running on the Frank O'Bannon Plan: “We got about 15 percent of Republicans, got the majority of independents, [in addition to] Democrats. It’s not complicated. You reach out to everybody.”
It's a fun post-election read. Check it out here.