South Bend Tribune‘s Walorski writes, state Rep. Jackie Walorski (R) vs. Rep. Joe Donnelly (D): “That’s the race” the NRCC wants in ‘10. The cmte “tried unsuccessfully” to convince her to run in ‘08, but will she run this time? Walorski doesn’t say yes, “but she doesn’t say no, either.
If Walorski runs, she’ll attack Donnelly’s “moderate image,” hitting at the Dem label and against what she calls “the explosion of the size of government” and “socialized medicine.” Walorski: “I am passionate about it.” She’s “so passionate” that she’s traveled around IN as a speaker for the conservative “Americans for Prosperity,” denouncing Pres. Obama‘s health care reform proposals as a “socialist scheme.”
She says calls from the NRCC and other GOPers have been “never ending” for three years. When she told them she wouldn’t run — and neither would” Mishawaka Mayor Jeff Rea (R) — the nod went to a “political unknown.” Rea, “approached again” by GOPers, again said “no” and came close to saying “never” of any desire to go to DC. What if Walorski says “no” again? ‘04/‘06/‘08 candidate Tony Zirkle (R) could run, and “at least one other prospect talked” with leadres this year. But the NRCC “wants” Walorski.”
She says the way she’s been “criticized” on blogs “that tend not to agree” with her views is an indication that some Dems “think she will run.” She mentioned the Huffington Post, where she once was denounced as “Wacky Jackie.” Her Facebook page lists that she’s a fan of FNC’s Glenn Beck — “which tells something about her political philosophy” — and of the NRCC, which could tell something about whether their desire for her as a candidate “will or won’t be unrequited” (9/27).
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