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Saturday Morning Post

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!

  • Hector

    All I will say is read the statute. A person seeking to be a PC is required by statute and party rules to have voted D in the last primary. What you are confusing is the law for voters. As you and I know, a primary voter may switch from party to party at every primary. I think you are confusing that law which is different from the law to run for PC. There are laws that we do not like but we still must follow them. You do not need to worry about my precinct as I am not involved in a contested race. I agree with you that the lead dogs will take care of this and I am confident that I will be comfortable with the result.

  • Think Again

    Hector, I've searched the statues. Unless there are other statutes elsewhere, which I doubt, your point is just not valid:

    IC 3-10-1-4.5
    Election of precinct committeemen; exception
    Sec. 4.5. (a) Except as provided in section 4.6 of this chapter, precinct committeemen shall be elected on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May 2006 and every four (4) years thereafter.
    (b) The rules of a political party may specify whether a precinct committeeman elected under subsection (a) continues to serve as a precinct committeeman after the boundaries of the precinct are changed by a precinct establishment order issued under IC 3-11-1.5.
    As added by P.L.5-1989, SEC.34 and P.L.9-1989, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.4-1996, SEC.36; P.L.122-2000, SEC.6; P.L.230-2005, SEC.33; P.L.164-2006, SEC.64.

    IC 3-10-1-4.6
    Election of precinct committeemen of Indiana Republican Party
    Sec. 4.6. (a) This section applies to precinct committeemen elected by the Indiana Republican Party.
    (b) Precinct committeemen shall be elected on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May 2008 and every four (4) years thereafter.
    (c) The rules of the Indiana Republican Party may specify whether a precinct committeeman elected under subsection (a) continues to serve as a precinct committeeman after the boundaries of the precinct are changed by a precinct establishment order issued under IC 3-11-1.5.
    As added by P.L.164-2006, SEC.65.

    If Mr. Treacy decides go challenge a PC on the ballot, who was, until this year, a Republican…and if I were that PC candidate, I'd run to a lawyer, not walk. And I think I'd havhe a good case.

    The main criteria for being a PC, in either party, is being a registered voter in the proper area.

    Are you aware of other statutes? If so, please cite.

    Hector, our party has always been the party of open voting procedures in Indiana. Going back to the 60s, the opposite party has tried to shut things down. Why would we start that ridiculous process now? Let the legit voters decide! I'm confident you and others can get out your message and likely prevail.

  • marycatherinebarton

    Who is he/she who calls self “Think Again”, still taking smacks at me when blogging? Sincerely, Marycatherine Barton

  • marycatherinebarton

    And is pogden 267, Paul Ogden. Et tu, brute?

  • marycatherinebarton

    And is pogden267, Paul Ogden? Et tu, Brute?