The Rentable Dan Coats

Dan Coats is so committed to Indiana that he has decided to rent a home in Indianapolis.

Dan Coats Rents Home For Indiana Senate Run

(Indianapolis) -- Recent Virginia resident Dan Coats now has a rented home in Indianapolis as he plans a run for the U.S. Senate in Indiana. Coats says he is now also registered to vote in Indiana as supporters work to get enough signatures for a GOP run.

Coats is also refuting claims brought up by a 2008 video showing him telling North Carolina Republicans that he planned to retire there.

Coats says he also plans to discuss his lobbying work for foreign governments and the Bank of America in the near future.

Coats is hoping to challenge Evan Bayh in November.

I can't decide who is off to the worst start to a Senatorial campaign, Harold "I have yet to file taxes in NY" Ford or Dan "The Renter" Coats. Whichever is the case, it is all rather enjoyable.

 

Tags: Indiana Senate Race, Dan Coats (all tags)

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5 Comments

Schadenfreude

Let's enjoy it while we can!

It couldn't have happened to two better people.

by NoFortunateSon 2010-02-14 02:21PM | 0 recs
Let's hope that Coats is the challenger

Evan Bayh will maul that old man to a pulp. I'm amazed that many in the GOP consider Coats to be a "top tier" challenger....someone who walked away from the seat 12 years ago. Of course, he did surface briefly to tout Harriet Myers' nomination for the Supreme Court. 

 

by BJJ Fighter 2010-02-14 03:35PM | 0 recs
There's plenty wrong with Dan Coats

I don't think this angle is really a winner, and I hope it doesn't go much further.  Renters are a largely Democratic constituency; a one-off slap is fine, but a campaign that played identity politics 'Renters vs. Real Indianans' would have collateral damage.

by Endymion 2010-02-14 03:39PM | 0 recs
RE: There's plenty wrong with Dan Coats

This is not about trashing renters. This is about questioning the commitment to the state by a politician, who is obviously rich enough to buy a home if he really cared about Indiana and wanted to live there (again). Instead, he is renting just to fulfill the residency requirements...

by micha1976 2010-02-15 02:32AM | 0 recs
Guess we'll never know now.

News just broke that Bayh is retiring. Bad news for the party; we've lost one of the good guys.

 

by BJJ Fighter 2010-02-15 10:47AM | 0 recs

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