February 12, 2016

Stutzman Files Challenge To Young's Candidacy

The candidacy of U.S. Rep Todd Young (left) is being challenged by his opponent, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (right)

The candidacy of U.S. Rep Todd Young (left) is being challenged by his opponent, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (right)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Political sniping is ramping up between the two Republican candidates for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat with Rep Marlin Stutzman officially challenging Rep. Todd Young’s candidacy Friday. 

Stutzman’s action piles on a challenge filed with the Indiana Election Division earlier this week by the state Democratic Party. Both claim Young doesn’t have the required number of signatures to be on the ballot. 

Several media organizations – including Indiana Public Broadcasting – independently found that Young is three signatures short. 

Stutzman says the rule of law must be followed and that Young must take responsibility for his own campaign and drop accusations of party politics.  Young fired back, accusing Stutzman of adopting what his campaign calls “Obama, Chicago-style tactics.” 

The Indiana Election Commission could rule on the challenges as early as next week.

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