Tamyra d’Ippolito Fails To Get Signatures To Run For Bayh’s Seat

Hotline On Call reports that Tamyra d’Ippolito has failed to in her attempt to get on the ballot to replace retiring Indiana Senator Evan Bayh. While she reports having enough total signatures she failed to meet the required threshold of having five hundred signatures from each Congressional district. She only had three signatures in the 7th district.

Democrats are relieved by this news as the deadline passed. With Bayh retiring d’Ippolito would have been the only candidate in the primary forcing the Democrats to go with a weak candidate who is not felt to be electable. Instead the nomination will be chosen by the party and is expected to be conservative Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Ellsworth, a Blue Dog Democrat, was one of the Democrats who voted against health care reform in the House. While certainly not a desirable Senator there is little chance of a liberal Democrat being elected in Indiana.


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    Ron Chusid says:

    Tamyra d'Ippolito Fails To Get Signatures To Run For Bayh's Seat http://bit.ly/9TUB04 #p2

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    Hal says:

    "Democrats are relieved by this news as the deadline passed." Relieved by a failure of democracy? Hmmm. http://bit.ly/bYontZ #tcot

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    Ron Chusid says:

    That is hardly a failure of democracy. It better serves democracy to have two viable candidates running against each other. Apparently the conservative definition of democracy is for the Republican not having to face meaningful opposition.

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