Joined: Nov. 2005
|EVANSVILLE, Ind. - A self-employed Internet contractor who runs a Web site that calls evolution a "spiritual deception" has entered the race for southwestern Indiana's 8th Congressional District.|
Paul Abramson, 50, of Evansville, announced plans Monday to seek the Republican nomination and challenge Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth, a former Vanderburgh County sheriff who defeated John Hostettler in 2006. He joins Greg Goode in the GOP field for the state's "Bloody 8th," a name that reflects the district's history of contentious races.
Abramson said his policies are similar to Hostettler's religious and fiscal conservatism. He said he met with Hostettler for 90 minutes in October to discuss a possible run but did not seek or receive his endorsement.
"We have a religious heritage. It's not freedom from religion _ it's freedom of religion," Abramson said.
Abramson is the founder and editor of http://www.creationism.org, which promotes "creation science." Goode, 34, who filed papers with the Secretary of State on Monday, left his post as Indiana State University's chief public and governmental affairs officer to run.
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