(Aurora, Ind.) - Indiana Ninth District Congressman Baron Hill (D-Seymour) has spent the past couple days trekking through southeast Indiana on foot.
Baron Hill posing for a picture as he walked
through Aurora on Thursday.
Baron Hill via Twitter
Hill is using his summer off-days from Congress to walk through every county in the district as he seeks re-election in November.
On Thursday, Hill strolled through Lawrenceburg and Aurora on his way to Ohio and Switzerland counties.
Though he spent much of the day on the walk, Hill found time to accuse his Republican opponent, Todd Young, of misleading voters.
In a news release, Hill pointed to a Louisville Courier Journal article which raised questions about Young’s experience as a deputy prosecutor in Orange County.
“The recent article in the Courier Journal is very disturbing,” Hill said. “My opponent has not been paid in nearly three years as a prosecutor, yet he still claims to be one in his campaign ads and interviews. He appears to be inflating his resume to convince voters to give him a job. At best, it is incredibly disingenuous. He owes the voters some answers.”
Meanwhile, Young held a town hall meeting with voters Thursday at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany. Young criticized Hill for only speaking with constituents using “telephone town halls” since such meetings began taking on a contentious tone during the debate over federal health care reform.
“Elected representatives need to hear the concerns of the people they represent,” said Young. “And they should welcome their feedback, not hide from it.”