Indiana Ninth Congressional District http://wfpl.org en Congressman Todd Young's Vietnam Veteran Ad Wins National Award http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-todd-youngs-vietnam-veteran-ad-wins-national-award <p>A campaign TV ad aired by Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young won the <span>Reed</span> <span>Award</span> for Best Republican Congressional Candidate Ad during the 2012 election cycle.</p><p>From Young's office:</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:48:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3792 at http://wfpl.org Congressman Todd Young's Campaign Ad Nominated for National Award http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-todd-youngs-campaign-ad-nominated-national-award <p>A television ad aired by Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young's campaign last fall has been nominated for two national awards.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.thereedawards.com/pages/the-2013-reed-awards-finalists">Reed Awards recognize excellence in campaign management</a>, political consulting and political design across dozens of categories.</p><p>Young's ad focusing on his effort to get the name of David "Larry" Deckard inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall have been nominated for <i>Best Republican Congressional Candidate Ad</i> and <i>Best Television Advertisement of 2012</i>.</p><div>Watch (again): Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:31:01 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3444 at http://wfpl.org Congressman Todd Young's Campaign Ad Nominated for National Award Young Opens Offices to Toys for Tots Campaign http://wfpl.org/post/young-opens-offices-toys-tots-campaign <p>Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young is opening his offices in Jeffersonville and Bloomington as drop off locations for the <a href="http://www.toysfortots.org/">U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots</a> campaign.</p><p>From Young's office:</p><blockquote><p>"As someone who served in the Marine Corps, I'm excited to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in their Toys for Tots Program," Young said in a news release. "Especially in tough economic times, this is a great way to ensure that children around the district have a memorable Christmas."</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2718 at http://wfpl.org Bill Clinton Endorses Shelli Yoder for Congress http://wfpl.org/post/bill-clinton-endorses-shelli-yoder-congress <p>Former President Bill Clinton has endorsed Democratic congressional candidate Shelli Yoder in Indiana’s Ninth District contest.</p><p>Yoder is challenging Republican incumbent Todd Young in <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20121027/NEWS02/310250117/John-Krull-Young-Yoder-debate-avoids-being-nasty">what has been called as a respectful race</a>. The two recently had their last of two debates.</p><p>In a statement, Clinton praises Yoder for her support of an agenda that supports the middle-class and he says that Congress needs fresh voices.</p><p>From the Yoder campaign:</p><p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:22:26 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2274 at http://wfpl.org Bill Clinton Endorses Shelli Yoder for Congress Yoder Jabs Young Over Ryan Budget Plan, Health Care Reform http://wfpl.org/post/yoder-jabs-young-over-ryan-budget-plan-health-care-reform <p>In the race for Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District seat, Democratic challenger Shellie Yoder sparred with Republican incumbent Todd Young during their first debate at Franklin College on Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:08:13 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2143 at http://wfpl.org Young Ad Targets Obamacare http://wfpl.org/post/young-ad-targets-obamacare <p>In the race for Indiana's Ninth Congressional District race, Republican incumbent Todd Young has released a TV ad attacking President Obama's health care overhaul.</p><p>The 30-second spot criticizes the Affordable Care Act as "just one more way that Washington is trying to control" residents lives. It shows a series of doors in doctor's offices slamming in the viewers face to signify a barrier between physicians and their patients with Young opening the door for residents.</p><p>Check it:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kE9kaOhaJJ0" width="540" frameborder="0" height="360"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:55:32 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2019 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Shelli Yoder Embraces Underdog Bid for Congress http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-shelli-yoder-embraces-underdog-bid-congress <p>Democrat Shelli Yoder is running a grassroots campaign for Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District seat against freshman Republican incumbent Todd Young.</p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 02:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1830 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Shelli Yoder Embraces Underdog Bid for Congress Young Agrees to Two Debates Against Yoder http://wfpl.org/post/young-agrees-two-debates-against-yoder <p>Republican incumbent Todd Young has agreed to participate in two debates in Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District race, but Democratic challenger Shelli Yoder wants more forums.</p><p>The debates will be held at Franklin College in Johnson County and O'Bannon Publishing in Harrison County, but the Yoder campaign alleges Young is ignoring the need for additional debates in populated areas.</p><p>Last month, <a href="http://newsandtribune.com/election2012/x1402342721/Yoder-challenges-Young-to-13-debates">Yoder called for 13 debates in each county across the southern Indiana district</a>.</p><p>Yoder campaign manager Katie Carlson says Young sought seven debates when he ran against then-Congressman Baron Hill two years ago, and that the negotiations are ongoing.</p><p>"We have not reached an agreement on the number of debates. We believe that more debates are necessary to give voters of the Ninth District an opportunity to hear from both of their candidates for Congress and an opportunity to discuss issues that are most important to them," she says.</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:31:02 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1647 at http://wfpl.org Yarmuth Endorses Yoder for Congress http://wfpl.org/post/yarmuth-endorses-yoder-congress <p class="p2">Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth endorsed fellow Democrat Shelli Yoder on Friday in Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District race.</p><p class="p2">Yoder is facing Republican incumbent Todd Young in the fall campaign and has challenged him to a dozen debates across the district. The two campaigns have squabbled over the schedule of those forums in recent weeks.</p><p class="p2">Yarmuth says he looks forward to having Yoder as a partner in Congress, adding that she is a practical thinker.</p><p class="p2"><span class="s2">"</span><span class="s1">Shelli shares my commitment to making health care more affordable and insurance companies more accountable, protecting Medicare for this generation of seniors and the next, creating an economy that works for everyone, and standing up for our veterans," Yarmuth said in a news release.</span></p><p class="p2"> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:59:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1588 at http://wfpl.org Howard Dean's PAC Gets Behind Yoder’s Uphill Battle http://wfpl.org/post/howard-deans-pac-gets-behind-yoder-s-uphill-battle <p>A political action committee founded by former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Governor Howard Dean is backing Shelli Yoder in Indiana&rsquo;s Ninth Congressional District race.</p><p><a href="http://www.democracyforamerica.com/">Democracy for America</a> unveiled six key races for Congress on Wednesday that the organization will focus on in the 2012 election. The PAC is aimed at building a dozen &quot;progressive powerhouse&quot; in the House and this is the first crop attempting to give Democratic challengers a booster in their general election bids.</p><p>Yoder is challenging Republican incumbent Todd Young, but has <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-congressional-race-yoder-reports-sluggish-second-quarter-fundraising">struggled to keep face with the GOP freshman&#39;s fundraising</a> totals.</p><p>She says it is an honor to receive Dean&rsquo;s support and she hopes it will give her campaign a boost.</p><p>&quot;We are continuing to work hard and we&rsquo;re doing everything we can to win back this seat. I think that the 9th District, folks weren&rsquo;t really paying attention to the race. But in the last few weeks we&rsquo;ve certainly have work as hard as we can making sure that voters feel like they will have a voice and an opportunity to gain back that voice come November 6,&quot; he says.</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:46:24 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1256 at http://wfpl.org Howard Dean's PAC Gets Behind Yoder’s Uphill Battle