Jennings will not seek 8th District Seat in 2006

Jon Jennings will not challenge John Hostettler for the 8th District seat in 2006. The new Democratic front-runner seems to be Vanderburgh County Sheriff Brad Ellsworth. From today’s Courier & Press:

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Brad Ellsworth, meanwhile, said he is continuing to give serious thought to challenging Hostettler. “I am really close to making a decision,” he said.[…]

Ellsworth, whose second and final term as sheriff ends next year, said he’s been encouraged by several Democrats to run and is speaking to party officials throughout the 8th District.

I will do some follow-up on this as the summer unfolds. A popular sheriff could be a formidable opponent for Hostettler in the Bloody Eighth.

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