Mike Sodrel (R) announced in an email early Monday morning of his plans to run against incumbent, Blue Dog, Baron Hill (D) for Indiana’s 9th congressional district seat. 64 year old Sodrel served one term in the U.S House of Representatives for Indiana’s 9th district from 2005-2007. If Sodrel wins the GOP nomination as expected this will be his 5th race against Hill.
Sodrel who lives in New Albany, IN had few good words in his email announcement for his candidacy regarding the Obama administration. In his email to supporters Sodrel wrote "The Obama administration and Pelosi's Congress are doing all the wrong things. They have spent the last year on health care legislation. We need to get the economy back on track. We need to create real jobs, not another huge government bureaucracy. And you don't pull a country out of an economic slump by hurting the people who do the hiring. Additional taxes, government takeovers and programs like 'cap and trade' would do just that.”
Currently only two other Republicans are actively campaigning for the GOP nomination and they are Bloomington native Todd Young, and Columbus native Travis Hanks.