After disclosure of campaign funds in the quarterly report, the Daniels’ camp began screeching about Jill Long Thompson’s contributions from out of state. JLT received substantial contributions from out-of-state donors, and the Daniels’ people would have you believe that Daniels’ is the darling of every day, average Hoosiers who are ponying up small contributions to his campaign.

On July 22, 2008, however, the Republican Governor’s Association located in Washington, D.C. contributed a whopping $725,000 – just shy of three quarters of a million dollars – to the Daniels’ campaign. Their contribution belies Daniels’ arguments that he is supported by your “average Hoosiers.”

As state Democratic Chair Dan Parker observed, “Obviously the Mitch Daniels campaign lives in a glass house and shouldn’t be throwing stones.”

Looks like Daniels and his minions are worried about this re-election prospects. After spending $7,000,000 on TV commercials and advertising, Daniels cannot quite convince Hoosiers that he is “the one.”


About Charlotte A. Weybright

I own a home in the historical West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have four grown sons and nine grandchildren - four grandsons and five granddaughters. I love to work on my home, and I enjoy crafts of all types. But, most of all, I enjoy being involved in political and community issues.
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  1. J. Q. Taxpayer says:

    I am troubled by both running for office is attracking so much out of state money. One has to wonder, what is in it for them to be contributing so much to a race they have nothing to gain. Then again maybe these donnars do and we just don’t know it yet.

    Likewise I was, and remain troubled, over the amount of money that Mayor Henry’s people reaised out of Indianapolis and Chicago.

    Oh well at least our media outlets are making money. Which is far better then sending it out of state.

  2. Judith says:

    Just using bumper stickers and yard signs: “Remember the Toll Road, Vote for Jill” will bring more votes than Mitch’s millions.

  3. J. Q. Taxpayer says:

    Judith, I may be wrong but the “Toll Road” may well cost him votes in the counties that border the toll road but not to the masses. If you take out the border counties only a very small fraction of Indiana voters ever use it.

    Oh, just for your info I opposed the lease of the toll road. I also opposed the way he strong armed votes down state to get it passed. He suspended projects like the “Fort To Port” that had already had funding approved for it.

  4. Judith says:

    If Jill Long -Thompson’s campaign would contact a farm family who sacrificed to allow Indiana to have their land divided in order for the Toll Road to be built, and who still farms along it, that would make quite a commercial. We were all promised that the toll road would be free one day. We could understand how maintenance and other costs kept that from happening. However, this farm family now has a private company controlling the land dividing theirs, with no options through the courts to resolve grievances or damages to their property through carelessness or actions of the company. All unresolved problems go to aritration. This is also true for any accident which happened because of negligence by the company. And I’m not even bringing out that this is a foreign company that can store and move whatever on or through their leased property.

    Also, the toll road workers were promised a job by Indiana. How many no longer are employed by the toll road or by the state of Indiana? And how many toll road employees are here from the homelands of the company?

    And the new company tried to thank legislators by giving them free passes to use the toll road!

    As for the promised “Major Moves” roads and road updates–the money is not going as far as we were told it would. How many years will our children and grandchildren be without maintenance funds when the money is gone?

    Our legislators were interviewed on a local TV station just before the final vote on the lease. They naively assured us that the lease would be easily broken if we decided the company was not performing satisfactorily. One even said that if a dead animal was left by the road for three days, the lease could be broken! Imagine the arbitrators agreeing to that!

    All Hoosiers should be outraged at the thought of this strip of land across the entire state of Indiana now being controlled by a private company.

  5. J. Q. Taxpayer says:


    I agree with you on the future costs we face to maintain the new roads will be difficult at best. I sadly think you will see more roads converted to toll roads. I can even see the day parts of northern I69 being a toll road. Of course gas tax and wheel tax will also be inreased.

  6. Wayne Bartlett says:

    And Obama having recruiters in colleges getting students to change their registrations, Acorn with false registrations and thousands of out of state people and dollars pouring in here, and you attack Mitch!!!

    Think about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Wayne:

    Pay attention to the subject matter. I was discussing Republican criticism of Jill Long Thompson for her out-of-state contributions, and then Daniels turned around and had the same issue.

    I wasn’t talking about Obama.

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