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Crooks visits county

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

United States House of Representatives Indiana District 8 Democratic candidate Dave Crooks (right) speaks with Brazil resident Bill Harris Tuesday during a meet and greet session at the Staunton Community Center. [Order this photo]
STAUNTON -- It was sort of a homecoming for Dave Crooks Tuesday.

The Democrat, running for U.S. Representative District 8, paid a visit to the Staunton Community Center to meet and greet fellow Clay County Democrats and a fundraiser for the candidate..

During the 1980s, Crooks was a jack-of-all-trades for WSDM. Since then, he has owned many radio stations. He has been in broadcasting for 31 years.

While working at WSDM, Crooks lived in Staunton.

Originally from Sullivan County, Crooks currently lives in Washington, Ind.

Crooks served as a State Representative in District 63 from 1996-2008.

"I'm just all about results," Crooks said.

Crooks announced his candidacy for Congress in May 2011.

He said he believes redistricting of the District may make the "Bloody 8th" vulnerable. Currently, Republican Larry Bucshon is Indiana's representative for the district.

"We've been nationally recognized," Crooks said, stating the National Democratic Party is considering the 8th District as one of the top 33 it believes it can take in the upcoming election. "I feel good about our chances. But it's always been a competitive district."

Since announcing his candidacy, Crooks has traveled the district meeting with constituents.

"We've been looping the district," he said. "We have a good support group behind us. We have a tremendous amount of support."

Crooks will face fellow Democrats Thomas Barnett and William Bryk in the upcoming Primary Election, scheduled to take place May 8. Bucshon will also face competition in the Primary in Owen County resident Kristi Risk.

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Nice to see and support Dave. He is our man Clay county.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Tue, Mar 13, 2012, at 9:38 PM

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