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Sen. Delph Speaks Out on US Senate Speculation in 2012

Posted by: Mike Delph on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 3:02:19 pm

(Carmel, IN) - After numerous local and national media inquiries regarding 2012 speculation, Senator Delph issued the following statement:

“I am deeply moved by the encouragement and attention I have received regarding speculation of a 2012 US Senate race. Senator Lugar is my Senator and I have supported him in the past, but have become increasingly concerned with his actions on my behalf and on behalf of Indiana within the last few years.

Just today there is a story in the Indianapolis Star championing additional Federal involvement in feeding students in our public schools. While the goal may be noble, the means is blatantly unconstitutional.

His spokesperson, Mark Helmke has called him a strict constitutionalist and has also suggested that those of us who object to the DREAM Act, a bill that would grant blanket amnesty to thousands of illegal immigrants, are 'un-American.' It is my hope that Sen. Lugar apologizes for the words of his staff and clearly lets them know that differences of viewpoint are precisely American.

I have neither ruled in nor ruled out any future plans. And the reason is simple. I was just re-elected 59%-41% in a Senate district President O’Bama won 56%-44%. I owe my constituents their attention and focus as we head into the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly. I continue to pray for Senator Lugar, his staff, our state and our nation in the hopes that we turn back to what made this country great: Faith, Freedom, Family, and a Federal government of limited and enumerated power.

My family and I will make a final decision sometime during 2011 on any Federal opportunities. In the meantime, I will continue to write and speak out on issues I know to be right and just for our state and nation. You can follow my thoughts and views by monitoring and reading my blog online: http://www.mikedelph.com/blog."

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Links to local and national news stories to place in context:
Indy Star
Wall Street Journal
Open Secrets

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