Friday, October 12, 2007

Welcome Back Sodrel

Melanie Hughes
Campaign Manager, Schansberg for Congress
(502) 432-1930
Eric Schansberg
Libertarian Candidate
U.S. House, 9th District—IN
(812) 218-0443

October 9, 2007


Schansberg welcomes Sodrel back to the race

On Tuesday, Dr. Eric Schansberg welcomed former Representative Mike Sodrel to the 2008 race for Indiana's 9th District U.S. House seat. Sodrel joins Schansberg and Repesentative Hill for a second campaign together—after a close race in 2006. (Hill received 50.0% of the vote; Sodrel received 45.5%; and Schansberg received 4.5%.) Sodrel and Hill also battled in 2002 and 2004.

Schansberg said, "I'll continue to raise important public policy issues and promote a useful discussion of those issues. As in the last campaign, I will run educational and entertaining ads. I hope Hill and Sodrel will do these things too."

On the differences between himself and Sodrel, Schansberg said, "Although there's still only one fiscal conservative in the race, Sodrel will compete with me for pro-life voters. Voters will now have two pro-life choices: a candidate who voted twice to take money from taxpayers to give to Planned Parenthood—and a candidate who would never do that."

Contrasting himself with Hill, Schansberg said, "I look forward to engaging Hill as well. I hope that he'll get much more aggressive in pushing to get our troops out of Iraq. And I hope that he'll join me in addressing some issues of vital significance to the working poor and middle class—payroll taxes, Social Security reform, and significant education reform."

For more information, contact Eric Schansberg at (812) 218-0443, Melanie Hughes at (502) 432-1930, or send an email to


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