Hill, Young Spar Over Social Security

By Rick Howlett Indiana Congressman Baron Hill said today he’ll oppose any new effort to privatize the Social Security system. The 9th District Democrat is responding to a proposal from Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin that would allow workers to invest their Social Security taxes through individual accounts. During a stop in New Albany, […]

Despite Loss, Sodrel Pledges to Help Republicans in November

The tight Republican primary race for Indiana’s 9th Congressional district turned out to be a shock for one campaigns. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Faces were a bit glum Tuesday at the gathering place for those who supported business owner and former Congressman Mike Sodrel of New Albany as they watched election results come in. Deputy […]

Hill Says He's Undecided On Senate Run

Indiana Congressman Baron Hill has made his first public remarks about a possible run for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by the retirement of Democrat Evan Bayh. Bayh announced just before last Friday’s filing deadline that he would not seek re-election, which means the Democratic nominee will be chosen by the party’s central committee […]

LaHood Discusses Bridges Project With Local Leaders

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in southern Indiana Monday morning to talk about the proposed Ohio River Bridges Project. LaHood held a roundtable discussion with Congressmen John Yarmuth of Kentucky and Baron Hill of Indiana and members of the bi-state bridges authority, which is trying to come up with funding streams for the project. […]

Bayh's Announcement Could Affect Indiana's 9th District

U.S. Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana’s surprise announcement today that he won’t seek re-election has Hoosier Democrats scurrying to find a nominee for the race. Clark County Democratic Party Chairman Rodney Pate says if 9th District Congressman Baron Hill becomes a candidate for the Senate seat, it will put the district in a lurch. “It […]

Yarmuth Files For Re-Election; Sodrel To Run Again In Indiana

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville has filed candidacy papers to seek a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Yarmuth, a Democrat, was first elected to the Third District seat in 2006, defeating five-term Republican incumbent Anne Northup. He also defeated Northup in their 2008 rematch. Yarmuth says he’s eager to defend his record, […]