Things keep getting more interesting in local Democratic party circles. I told you yesterday Mayoral candidate Brian Williams had more than 200 supporters file for PC slots.
This morning I’m hearing that there are at least a dozen or so individuals who are running in the Democratic primary who aren’t Democrats. Some are Tea party people and some have long GOP voting records. I am not hinting in anyway these people have a snowball’s chance in you-know-where of winning anything, but it’s more grief and hassle local party officials need.
Speaking of filings, when Ron Gibson announced he was running for Mayor, he had 50 supporters with him. That’s 45 more than I expected to show up.
I also hear there is some growing resentment towards slated Lawrence Township Constable Candidate Terry Burns, Terry reportedly was told he did not have to pay the slating fee ($6,000) prior to filing for the office, but instead he could just pay it back after he won. I didn’t the Marion County Democratic Party was in the loan business. I’m sure a lot of other candidates would have liked to have received that deal too.
And finally, the candidate that just won’t go away. Tamara D’Ippolito is apparently running around telling supporters she is going to run for the U.S. Senate as the Libertarian candidate. When I asked Libertarian officials if this was true, they responded “&%#$ NO!!!”
Enjoy your Saturday. I am!