Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Political Resignations Continue to Come; Mark Souder Out in 3rd District
2010 has now seen then end of the political line for Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, U.S. Rep. Steve Buyer, Sen. Evan Bayh (at least for now) and now Rep. Mark Souder.
Congressman Mark Souder resigns in the wake of an affair he had with a female staffer. The Indianapolis Star reports.
I could be wrong, but I believe the process is that a caucus of Republican precinct committeement in Congressional District 3 will pick someone to finish out Souder's term. Republican party leaders will have to appoint a ballot replacement for Souder who won the May primary.
While Souder and Buyer's late hour resignations appear legitimately related to personal issues, I'm a bit surprised there has not been more backlash to the Bayh resignation, the timing of which seemed disingenuously aimed at ensuring that party insiders, rather than Democratic primary voters, picked his replacement on the ballot.