Liz Watson hoped Bernie Sanders would bring some attention to her 9th District Congressional campaign, and he did. It was a chance to march with Bernie and a crowd estimated at 3,000 who showed up at Dunn Meadow on the campus for Indiana University for the opportunity. It was the type of crowd most local candidates could only dream of, but this is Bernie Sanders.
When Hollingsworth ran for Indiana’s ninth congressional district seat in 2016, many accused him of having little connection with the Hoosier state. As he runs for reelection this fall, some say that problem has actually gotten worse.
WLKY's Rick VanHoose sits down with Liz Watson, the Democratic candidate for Congress from Indiana's 9th District.
"I haven't heard much buzz about the race," said Gardenour, a registered Republican. "But it seems like it hasn't been as intense as in past years, and I don't know why." If you ask Democratic challenger Liz Watson, the blame is on freshman incumbent Trey Hollingsworth, whom she said is doing everything to avoid her and the voters ahead of the Nov. 6 general election.
Liz Watson, the Democratic candidate for Indiana's 9th Congressional District, will appear alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, next month at a campaign rally on campus. The rally, featuring the senator and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 in Dunn Meadow, Watson's campaign confirmed Thursday.
You have a responsibility to your constituents, and I’m one of them. My expectation is that you keep your word. You said you were open to debating, and numerous groups have expressed a willingness to host. It’s hard to believe all of them don’t measure up to your predetermined standards of host-worthiness.
“I don’t take corporate PAC money. When I vote, you’ll know it’s for you. That’s real change.”
A decade after the financial meltdown, Washington policymakers are focused on how far to go rolling back post-crisis restrictions on the industry at the heart of it. This crop of candidates wants to shove the debate in the other direction, finding new ways to curb what they call ongoing excesses.