He’s been criticized by Republicans and his former Democratic (now Green Party) primary opponent for not being a current resident of Indiana. He’s alleged to have moved back here just to run for office, though he does have ties here.
Mullen also got caught claiming more than one homestead exemption on his wife’s condo, and his Washington DC property.
His critics have also raised issue with the fact that 75% of his donors come from out of the district he’s running in … 58% out of the state. I don’t really have an issue with out of state money in elections. It’s fairly common.
The big issue is that Mullen registered to vote with a relative’s address, not his. Presumably because he didn’t, or doesn’t, have one.
The NRCC has released their first ad in 2012, and it takes Mullen to task for being an outsider.
(Full Disclosure: Should Mullen win the Democratic nomination, he will likely face Republican Jackie Walorski. Jackie is a regular contributor on Michiana’s Morning News. Equal time rules are, and will be, observed as the election approaches.)