Election Challenger Gets Boost From Incumbent's Rift With Girl Scouts

By Jeff Neumeyer

February 22, 2012 Updated Feb 22, 2012 at 6:27 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) --- "I think he's dug himself into a hole".

That comment was made Wednesday by the Democrat who will try to knock Republican State Representative Bob Morris out of office in the November election.

The job may be a little easier because of the controversy Morris now finds himself in regarding the Girl Scouts.

Democrat Lee Jordan says he doesn't like to judge someone too harshly from something they say, but he also feels like Morris has revealed a character flaw that voters will take note of.

Jordan owns B.J.'s Fish and Chips, a Pontiac Street restaurant he opened back in July.

He is the lone Democrat who decided to challenge incumbent State Rep. Bob Morris in the 84th District race.

You'd have to say he caught a break when it became public knowledge that Morris sent a letter last weekend to House Republicans, denouncing the Girl Scouts as a “radicalized organization” that he claimed is affiliated with Planned Parenthood, supports abortion, and promotes the homosexual lifestyle.

Morris said he did a small amount of Internet research before taking the group on.

Lee Jordan/(D) 84th District Candidate: " That leads me to believe that he did a small amount of research on everything, and he made a decision on that small amount of research and even the "right to work" bill that was passed. He wasn't thinking for himself. That's my opinion."

It’s still an uphill battle for the Democrat in this race.

Jordan concedes that the district is about 80 percent Republican, but he's hoping a lot of voters will now be willing to take a serious look at what the challenger stands for.




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