|State Treasurer Richard Mourdock|
Clearly there is an anti-establishment mood out there in the Republican electorate. I have doubts it translates much in Marion County, the hotbed of Republican establishment politics, but it could. There are several slating contests where candidates are taking on the hand-picked choices of the county chairman, not just on the Republican side but also on the Democratic ballot. The fact that so-called "endorsed" Marion County candidates have flagged such stiff competition this election cycle shows a breakdown in credibility for the slating system.