Indiana: Goode Officially Enters Race But Has Company

Posted February 12, 2008 at 6:45pm

On the day that former Congressional aide Greg Goode formally entered the race to take on freshman Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D) this week, he got company in the Republican primary.

The Evansville Courier & Press reported that creationism advocate Paul Abramson has also entered the GOP race. According to the paper, Abramson is the founder of a Web site dedicated to to promoting “creation science.”

Until recently, Goode was a government affairs officer with Indiana State University. He also served as chief of staff to then-Rep. Brian Kerns (R).

Ellsworth defeated a six-term incumbent by an overwhelming 22 points in 2006 in a district that President Bush carried by a comparable margin in 2004. The seat’s GOP- leaning history gives Republicans hope of taking back the seat in 2008.

Goode, however, only raised $79,200 between filing his candidacy with the Federal Election Commission in early August and the end of 2007.
— Shira Toeplitz