Published Wednesday 05 of May, 2010
Katie Duffey, Herald Journal
In a crowded race for the congressional seat vacated by Monticello’s Steve Buyer, current Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita won the Republican Party nomination for the United State Representative District 4.
Rokita, who won with 42 percent of the statewide vote, was edged out
locally by State Senator Brandt Hershman, who captured over 50 percent of
the White County vote.
In a field of 13 candidate vying for the GOP nomination, however, Hershman
came up short statewide, earning just 17 percent of the state totals.
Democrat nominee David Sanders, who earned his spot alongside Rokita’s on
the District 4 ballot in the fall, was pleased with his lopsided victory
Sanders, who dominated the Democratic primary by winning 52 percent of the
vote against two opponents, said however that there is no time for
“I actually have a campaign event tomorrow … I am going to be spending my
entire summer devoted to working on this campaign,” said Sanders, who
whose statewide numbers were mirrored in White County, where he received
just over 51 percent of the vote.
“I have been running a very active campaign, and have spent the last
months in every county in the district. Throughout, I really felt like I
was connecting with the voters. I feel like I can carry that through to
the general election.”