Gwen Ifill on Indiana, and We Can’t Help but Discuss Romney’s Veepstakes

BY Christina Bellantoni  April 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM EST

In this week’s Political Checklist, Political Editor Christina Bellantoni chatted with senior correspondent Gwen Ifill about a red state that’s likely slipped out of President Obama’s grasp.

Last week, Gwen traveled to Indiana for her piece on Republican Sen. Dick Lugar’s primary challenge, and found an energized Tea Party movement and Democrats who are hopeful that their chances of carrying the state in the presidential election would improve if Lugar is unseated by his rival Richard Mourdock next month.

We also chatted about those persistent veepstakes, and how we can’t help but cover them even though it’s a speculative game. Don’t miss Gwen’s blog post on the topic.

Katelyn Polantz shot and edited this video.

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