Hayhurst Rallying Northeast Indiana

By John W. Davis

June 18, 2010 Updated Apr 30, 2010 at 11:12 PM EDT

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Democratic Congressional Hopeful Dr. Tom Hayhurst is traveling around Northeast Indiana for the next three days to drum-up support, before the May 4th primary election.

This is the second time that the democratic candidate has ran for U.S. Congress.

In 2006, Hayhurst earned 46% of general election votes, but he lost to Republican Incumbent 3rd District Congressman Mark Souder.

Hayhurst said most of the issues are the same for his 2010 campaign compared to his 2006 campaign, but expresses the issues are more pressing now.

The former Fort Wayne City Councilman said Northeast Indiana's unemployment rate, America's international trade policy, and green technology jobs are of the utmost importance to his campaign.

When question about increasing federal spending Hayhurst said he wants to, "fight like heck for America and American workers."

"And negotiating trade deals with china, that's a relatively cheap thing to do as long as you go at it with the attitude of we are going to fight for American workers in this process," said Democratic Congressional Candidate Dr. Tom Hayhurst.

Hayhurst added that he is a 67-year-old citizen leader and he is only looking to serve a few years in Congress.

He said he does not want to become a "professional politician" in Washington, D.C.

Hayhurst's tour will continue this weekend when he stops in Angola, Churubusco, Pierceton, and Lagrange.

He will end his tour Monday night with a rally in Fort Wayne, at the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Hall.

The union hall is located at 2930 West Ludwig Road in Fort Wayne.

Monday's event starts at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to public.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "Your2Cents” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from Indiana's NewsCenter are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.