Indianapolis Star: “The debates go on.”

Indianapolis Star
The debates go on.

By any estimation, David Sanders, the Democratic nominee for Congress in the 4th Congressional District, is an underdog.

He’s running against Republican Secretary of State Todd Rokita in a district that is among the most Republican in the nation.

Which hasn’t at all dissuaded Sanders. In fact, he’s challenged Rokita to debates.

And while Rokita has declined, Sanders is holding them anyway, along with the Libertarian nominee in the district, John Duncan. The two held a debate earlier this month in Ellettsville and will meet again at 7 p.m.  Tuesday at the Greenwood Public Library, with or without Rokita.

“It isn’t me that he’s not giving the time of day to,” Sanders, a Purdue University professor, said of being ignored by his GOP opponent. “It’s the people of the district.  This is an opportunity for people to learn more about the candidates, and in the 4th District, these opportunities don’t arise very often.”