Indiana: Myers Now Has Poured $806K Into Primary Race

Posted April 9, 2008 at 6:52pm

Former state Health Commissioner Woodrow Myers (D) this week put more of his own funds into the four-way Democratic primary for the Indianapolis-based 7th district seat.

Myers has now put in $806,000 of his own funds into his campaign, allowing his Democratic competition to raise more money from individuals.

The newly minted incumbent, Rep. André Carson (D), has been endorsed by both the state and national party, which now can help aid his campaign with a higher spending limit through the primary.

Carson won his seat in a March special election and now faces Myers, state Rep. David Orentlicher and state Rep. Carolene Mays in the May 6 Democratic primary for a full term.

Myers is using the money, in part, to fund his fifth television advertisement of the cycle. Carson also went up with his first television spot in the primary, while Mays and Orentlicher did not return a request for information on their potential advertising buys.

The winner will face state Rep. Jon Elrod in November.

— Shira Toeplitz