GOP scrapper Elrod to challenge Carson

GOP scrapper Elrod to challenge Carson

There are 116 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 13, 2008, titled GOP scrapper Elrod to challenge Carson. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Jon Elrod's reputation as a hard worker with a track record of winning elections in districts that favor Democrats earned him the Republican nomination to fill the 7th Congressional District seat Sunday.

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Indy proud

United States

#25 Jan 14, 2008
why is he frightening? Is it because he looks normal?
Mike wrote:
Elrod is frightening, very frightening!
Wayne Township Taxpayer

United States

#26 Jan 14, 2008
I notice that the Red Star Rag, the media outlet for the democratic party, has run two pages of photos and articles for Andre Carson now. They did manage to run one article on Jon Elrod's election in today's rag. This is to show how "unbiased" the rag is.
pollworker

Louisville, KY

#27 Jan 14, 2008
Jon Elrod is a wonderful landlord and friend. I really hope he wins. He actually sticks to his convictions and follows through with his promises. Go Elrod!
Wayne Township Taxpayer

United States

#28 Jan 14, 2008
Ture Blue wrote:
Your right but this is her grandson i'm sure all the votes from Crown Hill and Julia's will be in the mix this year
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Geez, I wonder why the democrats hate the voter ID law.
Go Jon Elrod

Addison, TX

#29 Jan 14, 2008
It would be refreshing to see you in Washington representing the people of Indianapolis, I may move from Fishers to your district just to vote for you!
Liam

United States

#30 Jan 14, 2008
Mike wrote:
Elrod is frightening, very frightening!
Adults often appear that way to little children. No run along.
Liam

United States

#31 Jan 14, 2008
That should be "Now" run along.
MiniMitch

United States

#33 Jan 14, 2008
George wrote:
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Where are the black candidates, this was a stupid move if the repubs want the seat. Very dumb!
Where are the Pacers? They have enough guns and gangsta rides to cruise the district and demand votes. They could even bring along a few strippers to the pep rallys!
Madman

Granger, IN

#35 Jan 14, 2008
I know Elrod, and he comes from a very good family and him and his brothers are some of the smartest people you will ever meet. I would vote for him just because of his intelligence. He is a genuine person and is always asking questions, because he really wants to know. Any district would benefit from his representation. I don't know Andre Carson, but he shouldn't get elected just because of his name. I doubt he will have the same clout in his district as his grandma. Hopefully whoever wins will actually show up in Washington.
Joe Smith

Bringhurst, IN

#37 Jan 14, 2008
Oh great another RINO ... republican in name only ... a young white social liberal with less than two years legislative or political experience trying to hold one of the highest federal offices in the state, running against the sympathy vote and the Carson machine.

Can anyone say Congressman Carson?

Republicans have blown it again.
INDYGIRL

Bridgeport, WV

#38 Jan 14, 2008
You know, Carson getting the nod from the Dems was fixed. I don't know why anyone else was placed against him. Let's pray that Elrod can make it!
Inexperienced coattails

Duncan, OK

#39 Jan 14, 2008
The fact that Andre is the dem candidate shows you that even the most unexperienced idiot can ride the coattails to office.

and for all you democrats that will bring up Bush in this post, save it. Bush was Governor of Texas and had SOME leadership credentials.)
Right

Indianapolis, IN

#40 Jan 14, 2008
Two years is more legislative experience than André has.
Smarter than you

Kokomo, IN

#41 Jan 14, 2008
STOP THE GOP!
Smarter than you

Kokomo, IN

#42 Jan 14, 2008
Go Jon Elrod wrote:
It would be refreshing to see you in Washington representing the people of Indianapolis, I may move from Fishers to your district just to vote for you!
Thats not possible. You could not register in time. Stay where you are, do not pollute our elections.
Local landlord

United States

#43 Jan 14, 2008
So what if this election is somewhat racially divided. How can it be avoided. Carson's machine is a get out the black vote machine and there's a lot of vertical patronage. That's a compliment. It was a well oiled machine that won over and over. But more than half the voters in the 7th are white, about half the voters are Republican, Republicans haven't held the seat since 1972, and Elrod gives them something to fight for. That means fighting against Carson and that political machine. I don't think you're going to hear many racial slurs, but the 38th St welfare mentality of Carson's group is at issue. Andre Carson and his constitutents are the poorest end of the 7th spectrum. Elrod's going to appeal to the other end. It'll be a fair fight. Have some faith. I think Carson's going to lose bigtime. Change is the catchword of the national presidential primaries. Change in the 7th means Elrod.
Haha

Indianapolis, IN

#44 Jan 14, 2008
latte wrote:
Where is his parents?
This person must be a psycho.
Miss Chevious

Fishers, IN

#45 Jan 14, 2008
If I lived in this district, which I don't, I would happily cross party lines just to keep ANOTHER Carson family member from embarrassing the state in DC.

I've rarely seen anything as tacky as Julia Carson's funeral. The woman wasn't even cold and people were trying to ramrod her grandson down our throats.

That IS a sign of things to come should he be elected. Of course, his Grandmother wasn't on Capitol Hill enough to do much damage...
Elrod Over Carson

United States

#46 Jan 14, 2008
The Depot wrote:
He looks like a smug little smart a%%. Oh, wait- he's a 30 year old "Young Republican", so I guess that he really is a smug little smart a$$.
You're showing your ignorance again as I'm sure you do on a daily basis.

I don't know Elrod well, but have observed him and his work at the State House. He is very approachable, is an extremely hard worker and doesn't follow lock-step with the party. He will be a great challenger to Andre Carson who has only three months of elective service under his belt and has never made it on his own (his job with the state was given to him by the O'Bannon-Kernan Administration as a political gift to Julia).
Reagan

Indianapolis, IN

#47 Jan 14, 2008
Note to self: if I want to get a Republican nomination don't quote FDR in my speech during slating. 3 of 4 did, Jon didn't. He's the best candidate on top of that fact, but come on folks, quoting a socialist at a GOP convention.

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