Tuesday, March 11, 2008

voting today

I voted today because I live in the 7th precinct of Indiana. Andre Carson (D), Jon Elrod (R), and Sean Shephard (L) are all wanting to take the open U.S. Congressional seat left by Julia Carson (D). Julia held the seat from January 7, 1997, until her death on December 15, 2007.

For those of you not from Indiana, you should know that Andre is Julia's grandson. He was being groomed to run for her seat even before she passed on. His last name obviously brings a lot of recognition, but at least his TV spots didn't say anything remotely like, "I'm Julia's grandson - if you loved her, you'll love me too."

Carson has done most of the campaigning for this seat since he's had the most money - Elrod didn't run any TV spots until this past week. There's only one sign, for Elrod, on my neighborhood block. I've only seen one post about this vote on Daily Kos. Advance Indiana has an election day thread.

I am a registered Democrat, but I don't vote straight party line. I'll let you guess as to who I voted for.

Update: Carson won the seat with 54% of the vote.

1 comment:

  1. We're in the seventh also (Westside) - Just remember what Julia said on her deathbed: "Send my seed... (pause) to get my pills"

    Elrod is our man.