Yoder produces new evidence of residency problems for Hollingsworth

Shelli Yoder and Trey Hollingsworth are a battling for the congressional seat in the 9th District. (WISH photo)
Shelli Yoder and Trey Hollingsworth are a battling for the congressional seat in the 9th District. (WISH photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Shelli Yoder accused Trey Hollingsworth of committing crimes on Thursday. It’s the latest development in the contentious race for Congress in southern Indiana’s 9th District.

Republican Trey Hollingsworth is listed as the registered agent for companies in five states according to an Associated Press report that says that designation requires him to live in those states. Indiana is not one of them.

Yoder, his Democratic opponent, produced evidence of a similar problem in a sixth state. She unveiled the documents at a news conference in Greenwood.

They are from the state of Missouri and they were filed just about a year ago. They bear Hollingsworth’s signature.

Yoder says it’s not a clerical error, as the Hollingsworth campaign contends. She calls it an unbelievable revelation.

“It is clear that Trey Hollingsworth is willing to do anything to get elected,” she said, “and now we know he’s committed a crime, defrauded the public by falsifying documents, and all in the pursuit of making money through his businesses.”

The Hollingsworth campaign says that the filings in all six states have been amended to ensure that the paperwork is in order and a spokesman says that Yoder is trying to distract voters from her record.

Meantime the Hollingsworth campaign is also accusing Democrats of dirty tricks for sending mailers to conservative voters encouraging them to vote for the Libertarian. When asked if that’s OK, Yoder said, “I don’t know.”