The significance of what’s happening in Indiana this summer hasn’t quite been fully absorbed or reported by the media.
That’s due in part to old habits. With just 11 electoral college votes, Indiana doesn’t get much attention from the grand poobahs in the national press. It’s been nearly 25 years since George H.W. Bush picked Indianan Dan Quayle as his running mate, which was the last time the state was more than an afterthought in national politics.
It doesn’t help that the state is a lock for Mitt Romney this year, and that the battle for its Senate seat is between two candidates unknown at the national level—Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Richard Mourdock. Donnelly represents a Congressional House district in the northern part of the state. Mourdock is the Indiana State Treasurer.
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