Ken Tomlinson: Can a Hoosier farmer produce another Massachusetts miracle for Republicans? | Washington Examiner

Image descriptionKen Tomlinson has a great column about Marlin Stutzman.

A notable buzz surrounded youthful Indiana State Sen. Marlin Stutzman as he was escorted around this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by activist Donna Weisner. “Back in Indiana, they say he’s our Scott Brown,” she said proudly.Stutzman supporters elatedly boasted news of a Rasmussen poll that gives Stutzman a ten-point lead over the likely Democrat nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Evan Bayh.All this is a stunning development for the young farmer and businessman who only four years ago was the youngest member of the Indiana legislature. In Washington power circles former Sen. Dan Coats has been all but anointed the GOP nominee for the Bayh seat.

His campaign potentially could be a strong force in Indiana. The GOP should watch out. He’s exactly what we need: a young businessman who is not just conservative, but is a conservative.