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Letters to the editor

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:54 am

Electing Mourdock crucial for Senate

Presently, 47 of the 100 U.S. senators are Republicans. Several Democratic senators are vulnerable in this election.

However, without the election of Richard Mourdock for the U.S. Senate, Republicans most probably will not win enough seats in the Senate to win the majority position.

If the Republicans win the majority in the Senate, Harry Reid gets fired as majority leader and, finally, the U.S. Senate will for the first time since before Obama became president have a budget. Important bills (such as overturning Obamacare) will occur if the Republicans take the Senate.

So in voters’ minds, when we go to the polls, we need to remember this is not just a race between conservative Republican Mourdock, (who is presently serving as Indiana’s treasurer for his second term and has done an excellent job as our treasurer) and Joe Donnelly, (who serves the 2nd Congressional District as their congressman and has been Obama’s “yes man” and supports his health care plan and vowed to continue to raise our taxes by $1 trillion).

This election will decide whether the United States will continue to exist as we know it or go the way of Greece.

This insane spending has to stop! And Mourdock is a frugal conservative, which will help guide our Senate to fiscal sanity.

Of course, we also have to elect Mitt Romney as our president.

Linda Zimmerman

Columbia City

We are voting for Carbaugh over Moses

Martin Carbaugh and Winfield Moses attended the September meeting of the North Highlands Neighborhood Association. They are competing for state representative in the November election.

Carbaugh (Republican) spoke first. He said he would work at creating jobs, keeping taxes low and cutting wasteful spending. He ended by saying, “I will represent Fort Wayne in Indy and not Indy in Indy.”

Moses (Democrat) became upset with Carbaugh and shouted, “How dare you?” continued shouting at him for about 10 seconds, turned his back on him, folded his arms across his chest and had a very angry look on his face.

We have no idea what caused this outburst and those in attendance looked at each other stunned. It was totally unprofessional. He spoke, but we can’t remember what he said.

One thing we do remember, while being our representative this last winter, he actually was sitting in Illinois to stop any voting and legislative work. I believe it was a whole month he was gone.

We’ll vote for Carbaugh.

Jane and Doug Doehrmann