State Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker may have a contender for his job when party officials meet this weekend.
Marion County Democrat and labor leader Bob Voorhies’ name is surfacing as a challenger. Voorhies reportedly sent out an e-mail to State Central Committee members expressing his intent to run for State Chairman, even though he did not file the necessary paperwork by Wednesday’s 12:30 p.m. deadline. Party officials are treating his e-mail as a declaration of candidacy should he decide to run.
Word on the street is that Voorhies is representing a faction of Indiana Democrats who are not happy with Evan Bayh over his positions on some labor issues such as the Employee Free Choice Act and the lack of public support for Jill Long Thompson in the last gubernatorial campaign and want to challenge Parker as a way of going after Bayh.
If only my Republican friends were this exciting.