Posts Tagged ‘Patricia Lightner’

Op-Ed by Hodge: Big challenges for new 3rd District congressional candidates

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Benjamin Hodge writes at Red County:

Both Patricia Lightner and Kevin Yoder have now officially filed for the Republican primary on Tuesday, August 3.

I have not seen any polls lately — the only publicly-released poll has been this one in February from former candidate Nick Jordan — but I’m confident that both Lightner and Yoder are daily, consistently building up support in the form of voters, volunteers, and donors.  If new candidates decide to enter the race between now and the filing deadline on June 10, they enter with some serious disadvantages, particularly if they aren’t willing or able to put $500,000 or more of their own money in their campaigns: (more…)

Op-Ed, Benjamin Hodge: There is no front-runner for 3rd District US Congress

Friday, May 21st, 2010

by Benjamin Hodge

In summary: There is no clear front-runner, in the Republican race for 3rd District US Congress.

“BREAKING,” Steve Kraske wrote on April 22, 2010.  Kraske was reporting that former State Senator Nick Jordan, the 2008 Republican nominee, had dropped out of the 2010 race.  This wasn’t big news to many conservatives.  I wrote at Red County on January 17:  “Why It’s A Good Bet That Nick Jordan Drops Out Of The Third District Congressional Race.” (more…)