Hostettler’s Unorthodox Senate Campaign [Indiana]Submitted by McClarinJ on Mon, 04/05/2010 - 10:54
Hostettler’s Unorthodox Senate Campaign [Indiana]
CQ POLITICS NEWS
April 5, 2010 – 12:07 a.m.
“Hostettler’s been very energetic. He’s had a lot of town hall meetings and is certainly courting the tea party movement, although I’m not really sure how that really translates into electoral success,” said Brian Howey, an Indiana political analyst and the publisher of Howey Politics Indiana.
But party officials also remember that Hostettler became disillusioned with George W. Bush ’s administration and the Republican-run Congress and posted a sometimes contrarian voting record that included opposition to the Iraq War, a Medicare prescription drug law and federal aid for Hurricane Katrina victims.