OK, this needs a little background: it recently came out that Indiana Democrats had forged multiple signatures on the 2008 primary nominating petitions for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The situation was sufficiently bad that former Democratic governor (and Clinton supporter) Joe Kernan had to come out and announce that no, that wasn’t his signature on the Obama petition; in other words, it’s bad enough that the Democrats are having to do damage control right now. The designated fall guy is apparently going to be St. Joseph County Democratic Chair Butch Morgan; he resigned last night. Morgan is claiming that he did nothing wrong, but he’s resigning anyway.
You can get to the ad where he does so here – I don’t give Democrats free advertising – but he’s lying. Joe Donnelly can claim to be for border security all he likes, but unless he plans to announce that he will not vote for, or caucus with, a Democrat leadership that refuses to properly secure the border then he is betting that the voters in Indiana’s Second District are amnesiac fools.
I suggest that folks vote for Jackie Walorski (see also here) instead, on the sensible notion that if you have a choice between an actual Republican and a Democrat trying to fake being one, you should avoid the fake…
Jackie has just [won] the primary for Indiana’s 2nd District: she’ll be facing incumbent Joe Donnelly, who was part of the 2006 Red to Blue sweep. While Cook rates this district as currently Likely Democratic, Republican primary participation in this district was almost double that of the Democrats‘; Jackie actually got more votes in the primary than Donnelly did.