(Undated) - Southeast Indiana Congressman Baron Hill (D-Seymour) says he’ll support extending Bush-era tax cuts.
Democrat Congressman Baron Hill, on left, and
GOP hopeful Todd Young.
The Democrat seeking his third election win told that to about 300 people who participated in a telephone town hall Monday evening.
According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Hill said he supports extending cuts for people making less than $250,000 a year. But, tax cuts for the “very wealthy” should be allowed to expire he said.
Meanwhile, Ninth District GOP hopeful Todd Young is taking jabs at his opponent for using a teleconference instead of an in-person meeting.
Young has challenged Hill to meet with him at several locations in the district and speak face-to-face with constituents. Among the proposed meeting places are Jeffersonville, New Albany, Columbus, Jasper, Paoli, Seymour, Madison, and Lawrenceburg.
He allowed for Hill to suggest other meeting places.
Young, who is seeking public office for the first time, has proposed using a moderator at each meeting to ensure that both candidates have equal time to respond to questions asked by constituents.
“Hoosiers want a frank and open discussion of these and other important issues facing the country,” Young said in a statement along with his proposal. “I trust Congressman Hill agrees that the joint appearances I have suggested are the best way to learn the views and opinions of the constituents of the 9th district. I look forward to getting these meetings on our calendars as soon as possible.”
According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Hill’s campaign says the congressman is open to debates with Young and Libertarian candidate Greg Knapp. A spokesman says Hill’s campaign team is in the process of scheduling debates.