This is the second time that Jim Blessing has endorsed Scott Reske using the Democrat Party talking points. A review of Reske’s record reveals his pattern of following his Democrat leader Pat Bauer in opposing Republican Gov. Daniels’ education reforms, local government reforms, balanced budgets, and many job creation bills (the state’s job creators have even endorsed his opponent, Susan Brooks). Thankfully, in spite of his opposition, the balanced budgets and much-needed education reforms passed, restoring fiscal integrity to state government and bringing expanded choice to parents and greater transparency and accountability to public education. Unfortunately, his opposition to the Governor’s local government reforms – proposals recommended by a bipartisan task force co-chaired by former Democrat Governor Joe Kernan and former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randy Shepherd, a Republican – helped defeat these much-needed changes. Mr. Reske even joined Pat Bauer in his 30-plus day walkout to an Illinois hotel to protest debate on a jobs bill that pro-Democrat union leaders opposed, a move that would cost anyone else his/her job. Sending someone with that track record to Washington to vote for and follow Nancy Pelosi is the wrong answer for voters in Carmel and for all Hoosiers.