Saturday, February 27, 2010

200 turn out for Senate debate in Henry Co.

At the Indy Star:
NEW CASTLE, Ind. -- A packed room of Republicans is awaiting the start of a five-way debate between GOP U.S. Senate candidates.

About 200 people have filed into the Moose Lodge #147, just off Ind. 3, New Castle's main drag. They were eating a lunch of chicken, green beans, rice chicken, dinner rolls and brownies as they await the start of the debate.

Five microphone stands are set up on the stage for each of the candidates:

Indiana Tea Party founder Richard Behney, Richmond financial advisor Don Bates, Jr., former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, former U.S. Rep. John Hostettler and state Sen. Marlin Stutzman.

The debate, which begins at 2 p.m. And is expected to last an hour, is part of the Henry County Lincoln Day Luncheon.

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