Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HALE NO! Indy Lawmaker Won't Seek Senate Seat

Rep. Christina Hale
Baron Hill is breathing a sigh of relief as his main contender for the Democratic nomination for Dan Coats' U.S. Senate seat said she won't oppose him in 2016.

State Rep. Christina Hale said she's not going to run for Senate, but she will be seeking reelection to the Indiana House, according to the Associated Press.  That's the good news in all of this.  While Hale won't run for the Senate, her leadership is needed in the Indiana House, and her absence from the Democratic Caucus would be felt.

Hale has become a rock star in the Indiana House on the Democratic side of the aisle for her outspoken work on a wide variety of issues that have long needed attention.

She was first elected in 2012 defeating incumbent Cindy Noe by just a few votes.  She won reelection in 2014 by a wider margin.  District 87 remains one of just a handful of competitive districts in the Indiana General Assembly.

As for the Senate race in 2016, Hill is now the only Democrat in the race.  Eric Holcomb and Marlin Stutzman are running on the Republican side with Todd Young likely to enter.

1 comment:

Paul K. Ogden said...

I have nothing but good things to say about Hale. She's willing to listen to people of all political stripe and take their views into consideration. She's open-minded and respectful to people who disagree with her. She impressed me when she showed up at the northside Indianapolis Tea Party meeting just to listen to what their concerns were. That was a real classy thing to do.