When I say that Indiana's legislature is one of the most corrupt and inept, I can point to former Republican state senator Jean Leising (and current state senate candidate!) as an example of what I'm talking about.
Leising recently sent an e-mail to her former colleagues begging for help rounding up special interest money.
It was sent to members of the Republican majority in the state Senate at their government e-mail addresses (sent from her personal address.) It asks for donations to her campaign which, she says, needs to raise another $20,000.
It concludes with the line, "Thanks for any kind words with lobbyist, etc."
Since Jean's campaign website touts her belief in the right to bear arms, and the right to life, I'm guessing that gun and pro-life lobbyists are especially encouraged to dig deep. She says she "cares about" less government regulation, so I doubt she'll have a problem finding lobbyists with some spare cash.
Maybe the campaign can buy her a new sweater from JC Penney.