Sat Jan 28, 2012, 04:49 AM
ellisonz (26,574 posts)
Ex-Republican in race for Indiana 3rd District spot
Published: January 28, 2012 3:00 a.m.
Ex-Republican in race for 3rd District spot
Brian Francisco | Washington editor
FORT WAYNE – A former Republican prosecutor in Kosciusko County will seek the Democratic congressional nomination in the 3rd District.
David C. Kolbe, 57, an attorney in Warsaw, is the third person to file this week as a Democratic candidate with the Indiana secretary of state. He joins Fort Wayne residents John Forrest Roberson, 62, and Tommy A. Schrader, 49, on the May 8 primary ballot.
Kolbe was Kosciusko County prosecutor from 1995 through 1998. He said Friday in a telephone interview he became a Democrat in 2004 because he was unhappy with how the GOP had changed during the administration of then-President George W. Bush.
“Some of us say we didn’t leave the Republican Party, it left us,” Kolbe said.
Is it, could it be, a Reagan Democrat returning to the fold?
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Response to ellisonz (Original post)
Sat Jan 28, 2012, 05:17 AM
Tx4obama (36,974 posts)
1. I don't know. I think I'll remain a little bit suspicious until we can find out more about him.
and more regarding the other two 'democrats'.
I hope there aren't going to be a bunch of republicans running as democrats.
p.s. The article on the link in the OP says: "... Kolbe, adding he has taught political science for 15 years ... "
Seems like anyone that is that well educated regarding government and politics would never have been a republican in the first place
His positions on the issues would have had to have changed quite a bit in the past few years or else he will be turn out to be a DINO.
We don't need anymore DINOs.
Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)
Sat Jan 28, 2012, 05:28 AM
ellisonz (26,574 posts)
2. My Father was a Republican and he saw the light in 1998...
...my Mother maintains that there used to be good Republicans.
This is Northeastern Indiana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana%27s_3rd_congressional_district
This was last a Dem seat from 1990 to 2002. We've got to take seats like these back. Cook PVI -R+14
"50 State Strategy!" - Say it like its a talisman.
If we don't give the voters in a district a qualified candidate, and ask for their vote, we'll never get it.
P.S. I've decided to get real 2003 with the messaging.