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Governor's race: New Schellinger campaign manager; Daniels files

There are 85 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 31, 2008, titled Governor's race: New Schellinger campaign manager; Daniels files. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Schellinger today named political veteran Tim Jeffers as his new campaign manager.

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Old Roy

Newport, KY

#1 Jan 31, 2008
Four more years for My Man Mitch!
Alferd G Packer

Kempton, IN

#2 Jan 31, 2008
Hey Mitch: Do the State a big favor, DO NOT FILE!!!

Ditch Mitch on '08!!!
Bryan

Panama City, FL

#3 Jan 31, 2008
Alferd G Packer wrote:
Hey Mitch: Do the State a big favor, DO NOT FILE!!!
Ditch Mitch on '08!!!
So who are we supposed to vote for? The other candidates won't even tell Hoosiers why they would be better leaders (as they claim to be) and how they plan to make Indiana better for the people.
Sarasota Kid

AOL

#5 Jan 31, 2008
As a transplanted Hoosier living in Florida, I can only say that your governor is right on! Here in Florida, our Governor Crist is as popular as a politician can get. Why? because he is working his tail off for the people by reducing property taxes. If you think things are bad in Indiana, try Florida. I know of a lady with a little 800 sq. ft. condo whos property taxes went from $1,200.00 in 2000 to $6,400.00 last year. Try that one on for size. Most of the people I know back home in Indiana have "common sense." Even the democrats will cross over for Daniels in the next election -- guaranteeed.
Mee

Duncan, OK

#4 Jan 31, 2008
Our younger generation; so naive. We cannot handle another 4 years of King Mitch.
Mr Obvious

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 31, 2008
Seriously, someone tell me what Mitch has failed to do or has done to hurt the state...

He has been the most proactive leader in the state's recent history and to my understanding he has brought in more jobs than have left, which is a total 180 from when the previous regime had manufacturing jobs jumping on the first train out of town...

The Indiana State Police Alliance has endorsed him, the Indiana Firefighters Association has endorsed him as well...

And I personally support him for his ability to reposition Indiana as a host state for international business and technology firms, which are growing faster in Indiana than anywhere else in the Midwest...

So please all of you opposed to Mitch, please provide a reason and not just a catch phrase...

And I will say this in advance, he is fixing the property tax crisis, that was set in motion 10 years ago...where most other politicians sat on their hands, he found a solution!
Transparent
#7 Jan 31, 2008
He is a progressive thinker, and with that comes change - change in the way we do things and the way we think. Oh no, change ... we can't do that. Let's stay in the dark ages forever. He's got my vote unless the opposing party comes up with better candidates.
yup

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jan 31, 2008
You got my vote!
Bob in Brownsburg

Manchester, MI

#9 Jan 31, 2008
Those of you complaining about property taxes in Indiana need to keep something in mind. Governor Daniels, along with the state legislature, is taking steps to fix the antiquated, inconsistent property tax system in this state. Mr. Schellinger, on the other hand, has spent his working career as an architect, driving school boards towards spending great sums of money, your property tax money, on lavish school buildings.

Which would you rather have? Someone who is trying to fix the problem or someone who has contributed to the problem.
Alumni

Bloomington, IN

#10 Jan 31, 2008
Mr Obvious wrote:
Seriously, someone tell me what Mitch has failed to do or has done to hurt the state...
He has been the most proactive leader in the state's recent history and to my understanding he has brought in more jobs than have left, which is a total 180 from when the previous regime had manufacturing jobs jumping on the first train out of town...
Including the 1,560 jobs LEAVING GE and Phizer announced in the last 7 days?

How about selling 121 BILLION in revenue during the 75 year lease term for an up-front payment of 3.8 BILLION? That by itself is reason enough to retire Mitch.
yup

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Jan 31, 2008
Bob in Brownsburg wrote:
Those of you complaining about property taxes in Indiana need to keep something in mind. Governor Daniels, along with the state legislature, is taking steps to fix the antiquated, inconsistent property tax system in this state. Mr. Schellinger, on the other hand, has spent his working career as an architect, driving school boards towards spending great sums of money, your property tax money, on lavish school buildings.
Which would you rather have? Someone who is trying to fix the problem or someone who has contributed to the problem.
Thats why i wish we could elect RON PAUL
Hoosier Hound

Louisville, KY

#12 Jan 31, 2008
Alumni wrote:
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How about selling 121 BILLION in revenue during the 75 year lease term for an up-front payment of 3.8 BILLION? That by itself is reason enough to retire Mitch.
Unless you're simply incompetent with money,$3.8 billion today is worth more than $121 billion 75 years from now. That is less than a 5% ROI for the money, which would be simply pitiful. Besides, how was a road that couldn't pay for its own upkeep going to produce $121 billion in revenue anyway?
Fleeced Homeowner

AOL

#13 Jan 31, 2008
Highwayman Mitch should have saved the expense of the filing fee. I doubt he'll be able to raise enough cash to get his RV across the toll road.
Bullwinkle

AOL

#14 Jan 31, 2008
Transparent wrote:
He is a progressive thinker, and with that comes change - change in the way we do things and the way we think. Oh no, change ... we can't do that. Let's stay in the dark ages forever. He's got my vote unless the opposing party comes up with better candidates.
Uh huh....but fortunately the Indiana Constitution prohibits the sale of public assets.
Just Me

Duncan, OK

#15 Jan 31, 2008
Mr Obvious wrote:
Seriously, someone tell me what Mitch has failed to do or has done to hurt the state...
He has been the most proactive leader in the state's recent history and to my understanding he has brought in more jobs than have left, which is a total 180 from when the previous regime had manufacturing jobs jumping on the first train out of town...
The Indiana State Police Alliance has endorsed him, the Indiana Firefighters Association has endorsed him as well...
And I personally support him for his ability to reposition Indiana as a host state for international business and technology firms, which are growing faster in Indiana than anywhere else in the Midwest...
So please all of you opposed to Mitch, please provide a reason and not just a catch phrase...
And I will say this in advance, he is fixing the property tax crisis, that was set in motion 10 years ago...where most other politicians sat on their hands, he found a solution!
He has placed an additional burden on the taxpayers by instituting the HIP program. When there are already programs in place for health care for uninsured persons. He has appointed incompetent wastrel bullies to head up state agencies. The only thing these persons care about is what gets them media attention not what is good for the state.
Mee

Duncan, OK

#16 Jan 31, 2008
Mr Obvious wrote:
Seriously, someone tell me what Mitch has failed to do or has done to hurt the state...
He has been the most proactive leader in the state's recent history and to my understanding he has brought in more jobs than have left, which is a total 180 from when the previous regime had manufacturing jobs jumping on the first train out of town...
The Indiana State Police Alliance has endorsed him, the Indiana Firefighters Association has endorsed him as well...
And I personally support him for his ability to reposition Indiana as a host state for international business and technology firms, which are growing faster in Indiana than anywhere else in the Midwest...
So please all of you opposed to Mitch, please provide a reason and not just a catch phrase...
And I will say this in advance, he is fixing the property tax crisis, that was set in motion 10 years ago...where most other politicians sat on their hands, he found a solution!
How about all of the jobs that he has contracted out? Sure the State Police Alliance would endorse him; he has given the State Police about 30% in raises just recently! He cares nothing about anyone but himself and furthering his "look at me and what I did" mentality.
Dave

Lemont, IL

#17 Jan 31, 2008
Bob in Brownsburg wrote:
Those of you complaining about property taxes in Indiana need to keep something in mind. Governor Daniels, along with the state legislature, is taking steps to fix the antiquated, inconsistent property tax system in this state. Mr. Schellinger, on the other hand, has spent his working career as an architect, driving school boards towards spending great sums of money, your property tax money, on lavish school buildings.
Which would you rather have? Someone who is trying to fix the problem or someone who has contributed to the problem.
As it regards Jim Schellinger's work with school boards, he has been nothing but a good steward when it comes to providing advice/counsel.

I am confident that the two projects CSO Architects are handling in Brownsburg will be completed on time and at/below budget.

The expansion of the high school and the Senior Academy are needed projects and are the result of much community input, including the work of the Long Range Planning Task Force. This also goes for Reagan Elementary, which will be completed this summer.

I'll agree with you about Mitch and his property tax plans, but if he insists on the circuit breaker -- it's going to take needed dollars away from school districts, such as Brownsburg, who aren't planning to fill "halfway" the classrooms they're building; the kids are already in the community. I know because I have a 6-year-old in kindergarten in the Brownsburg schools.
Alferd G Packer

Kempton, IN

#18 Jan 31, 2008
Oh, I am sorry, I am changing my opinion. We must re-elect Mitch! We must continue to loose farm land to big companies, we must continue to loose government jobs, we must continue to lease roads, we must build the ICC through Shelby County (thus loosing more farm land), we must continue to have one of the worst school systems in the nation, we must continue to loose science & engineering jobs & replace them with manufacturing jobs. Why would you not want the state run just like a business???

DITCH MITCH IN '08!!!
Da Hoooey

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Jan 31, 2008
Tim will get this campaign going. He knows his stuff for sure.
Econ 101

United States

#20 Jan 31, 2008
The layoff at GE and Pfizer has NOTHING to do with Mitch. It has to do with greedy union workers. GE was losing 45 million a year. They did not have to close, the union can come back with an offer to keep their jobs.
Also, the bank in which the 3.8 billion was deposited has earned $278,821,736 to date. That number will only increase, exponetially (sp).
How about the 4,000 jobs for Honda?
Alumni wrote:
<quoted text>
Including the 1,560 jobs LEAVING GE and Phizer announced in the last 7 days?
How about selling 121 BILLION in revenue during the 75 year lease term for an up-front payment of 3.8 BILLION? That by itself is reason enough to retire Mitch.

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