Gov. Mitch Daniels told Republicans at their state convention Saturday that Indiana could easily lose its position as a fiscally solvent state that is thriving despite the recession if voters don’t elect GOP candidates this fall in the Hoosier State. Daniels urged the election of GOP candidates in the Indiana House, which Democrats now control 52-48, and called the party’s nominees for state auditor — Tim Berry, treasurer — Richard Mourdock, and secretary of state – Todd Rokita, the “faces of Indiana’s future.” Republicans have had a stranglehold on the auditor, treasurer and secretary of state offices for more than 15 years. But Indiana GOP Chairman Murray Clark warned Saturday that Republicans should not be overconfident about any races. Indiana Republicans are particularly motivated to elect former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats to the seat opened up by the retiring Sen. Evan Bayh, a Democrat.
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