Today’s blog post comes to you courtesy of both state and local Democrats.
City-County Council Minority Leader Joanne Sanders told a recent gathering of Ds that the proposed transfer of the city’s water and waste water facilities was was moving full steam ahead and Democrats were feeling run over. She also alluded that the media had not done its job in presenting the Democrats’ argument against the proposal. So in fairness to Joanne, I present to you my interview with her where she makes her case against the deal.
Never let it be said that I am not fair.
Are Democrats Getting Stonewalled?
There is a growing rift between State party Democrats and LGBT Democrats. Reliable sources tell me that House candidates who are sympathetic to gay rights have been “advised” by the director of House races to keep their distance from gay-friendly events like last weekend’s Indy Pride festival.
Gay Democrats are reportedly upset lawmakers like U.S. Senate candidate Brad Ellsworth and State Representative candidate Brett Voorhies and legislator Ed Delaney stayed away and Rep John Barnes didn’t walk the parade this year. The Marion County Democratic party did not by booth space at the event and instead tried to piggy back on the Stonewall Democrats efforts. Stonewall Dems donated about $10,000 in the past to Democratic candidates, but that support might not be there in the future if state Democrats don’t start giving back.
In and Out
And a big thumbs up to Tanya Walton-Pratt for her appointment to the federal bench. Not only did she make history as the first African-American federal judge in state history, but she is a first class jurist and a heck of a great person to know.