At this point, HJR-3 (renamed this week) looks like it will pass the General Assembly.
It will attract outside money. Without a presidential, gubernatorial or U.S. Senate candidate atop the ballot, the marriage issue will fill a vacuum.
Yes, Eric Miller’s Advance America group will get the church buses rolling on Election Day, as he did against the 1988 lottery amendment. Advance America began running TV ads in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis this week.
The issue will almost certainly bring out an array of moderate and left of center voters, who in the wake of President Obama’s problems, might have been inclined to stay home.
There is already a state law stating marriage is between one man and one woman. Social conservatives want it embedded in the constitution. They may get more than that.
Brian Howey, a Peru native, is the publisher of The Howey Political Report. He can be reached at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Twitter @hwypol.