This latest incarnation of an Evansville-to-Indiana interstate highway began during the 1988 gubernatorial race between Democrat Evan Bayh and Republican John Mutz. During a campaign appearance in Evansville, both candidates committed to a new-terrain highway between that city and Indianapolis.
For more than a decade now, citizens from all walks of Southwestern Indiana life have looked state Democrats in the eye and said, "If you persist in destroying our environment and the communities we love through your I-69 payoff to your political pals in Evansville, we will make you pay."
An in-depth analysis of campaign contributions from Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates (BLA) shows that the state's I-69 consultant has greased the palms of politicians on both sides of the aisle at a $55,000-a-year clip over the past three years.
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Business Democrats like Sen. Evan Bayh may think the American people will roll over and play dead while they lead our country into an unprovoked war with Iraq. But indications are that the public may not be as mindless as Bayh and company believe.
Bloomington's Secretary of State Candidate/Mayor John Fernandez was on the road once again last week raising money. He added Terre Haute to the list of Indiana cities he's journeyed to in search of cash just since mid-July. He's made the papers in three - Indianapolis, Muncie and Terre Haute.