Indiana Senator Dan Coats, who doesn’t believe in the 2nd Amendment, among other things, has announced that he will not seek another term in 2016. The 71 year old senator is actually retiring for the second and final time. This is an excellent chance for conservatives to pick up a seat in the senate. The next president will need all the help he can get considering how many RINOs will still be left.
“This was not an easy decision. While I believe I am well-positioned to run a successful campaign for another six-year term, I have concluded that the time has come to pass this demanding job to the next generation of leaders.”
Mitch McConnell expressed his regrets at losing an ally:
“Washington is going to miss Senator Coats’ expertise on economic and national security issues, and I’m going to miss his wise counsel and trusted friendship here in the Senate.”
Democrats are saying they expect it to be a winnable seat. Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chairman Jon Tester said:
“Indiana’s Senate race is now one of the most competitive Senate races in the country, and Democrats are ready to put together a strong campaign just like we did in 2012. We’re confident that we will find a great candidate who will put Indiana first and win this seat in 2016.”
What Tester didn’t say was that democrats didn’t win the seat, the Tea Party lost it by nominating Richard Mourdock, who was cruising for a win in the general election, when he said that women who got pregnant from rape was God’s will. Joe Donnelly, his opponent opposed abortion except in cases of rape and incest and Mourdock lost the race.
Hopefully republicans will put up a candidate who embraces conservatism. The Tea Party learned their lesson after 2010 and 2012 and have been more careful in picking candidates.
Courtesy of Red Statements.