Posts Tagged ‘Richard Behney’

Democrats file complaint over GOP senatorial candidates finance reports

The chairman of Indiana’s Democratic party has filed a complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee, asking its members to force four of the republican senate candidates to disclose financial information that was due weeks ago.  The complaint names specifically former U.S. Senator Dan Coats.  Chairman Dan Parker says he’s calling out Coats specifically because of Washington career.

“Former Senator Coats has been in direct violation of senate ethics rules and we believe it’s a blatant attempt to hide what he has made over the past two years as a Washington, DC lobbyist.”

Seat, a spokesperson for Coats, says the financial forms have been filled out and are being reviewed.  He adds that Coats intends to file the forms before next week’s primary.  None of the other candidates who failed to file their financial disclosure forms: John Hostettler, Don Bates Junior, and Richard Behney (BAY nee), returned calls for this story.  State Senator Marlin Stutzman was the only candidate in the race to file his required documents on time.  Federal political candidates face a two hundred dollar fine for not filing on time.  If they don’t file by July, that fine increases to 50 thousand dollars.

Marianne Holland


GOP Senate Candidates Square Off In Statewide Debate

The five Republicans seeking to replace Evan Bayh in the U.S. Senate debated in the only statewide radio and television broadcast debate of the GOP primary campaign last night.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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GOP senate candidates square off at Franklin College

GOP candidates debate at Franklin College

With May’s primary election getting close, the five candidates vying to be the republican nominee for the U.S. senate seat vacated by Senator Evan Bayh, met again today to debate at Franklin College near Indianapolis.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brian Flood has the story.

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Tea Party Protestors Gathering at Statehouse

At this hour, Tea Party activists are beginning to gather at the Indiana Statehouse for one of a series of such protests being held across the state on Tax Day.  Indiana State Police have prepared for between three thousand and ten thousand protesters at the Indiana Statehouse tea party event.  Rosanne Price of Lebanon was one of the first protestors to arrive at the event this afternoon.  The self described tea party activist says as she prepared to vote in Indiana’s May fourth primary, she’s made up her mind to vote for political novice Richard Behney in the U.S. Senate republican primary race.  But she knows many of her fellow tea party activists say they’ll go with names they already know, particularly former U.S. Senator Dan Coats.

“He’s a lifelong politician and I’m sick of lifelong politicians.  Do your job.  Do your service to your country.  Then leave.”

The event is expected to be fully underway at five PM, with speeches beginning at 6:30.

-Marianne Holland

Race Begins for Open Senate Seat

One day after Indiana Senator Evan Bayh announced he will not seek re-election, it’s becoming more clear who intends to run to fill his seat in Congress. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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