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Archive for October, 2010

Sunday Stuff

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

With less than 48 hours to go before the polls open, I bring you lots of nice little tidbits of political information for your reading pleasure or consternation. The early voting continues in Marion County.  More than 1,200 people showed up for in-person voting on Saturday and more than 19,600 people have participated.  In 2006, […]

Sending Out an SOS

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Although it looks like Republican Secretary of State candidate Charlie White will coast to victory on Tuesday, despite allegations of voter fraud and campaign irregularities, some questions have arisen what would happen should White be charged with voter fraud and convicted. If White is convicted while in Office he would automatically have to give up […]

Political Predictions

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I’ve got some work to do this morning, so I have to take a little break from the usual political discussion.  In the meantime, I’m opening up the forum for you to make your own political predictions.  Feel free to throw in the percentages. U.S. Senate – Dan Coats v. Brad  Ellsworth v. Rebecca Sink-Burris […]

Ellsworth: “It’s Not Over”

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

U.S. Senate candidate Brad Ellsworth tells me that any Democrats who think he is giving up and conceding the race to Dan Coats are mistaken. At a breakfast meeting  this morning with the Marion County Democratic Chairman’s Club, an organization for large contributors, sources say Ellsworth virtually admitted the race for the Senate was over.   […]

Thursday’s Thoughts

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The hard thing about writing about politics daily, is what do you write about when it’s a relatively politically slow news day?  Well, if you’re me, you write about the latest political gossip, rumor and blatant innuendo, that’s what.  So here it is. The latest numbers are out on early voting in Marion County.   As […]

When Ads Kind of Attack

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Marion County Democrats today unveiled this attack ad on Republican Prosecutor candidate Mark Massa.    The only problem I had with it is that Massa wasn’t the lead attorney in the cop brawl from 16 years ago,  it was another attorney who is now a Democratic Judge in Marion County.   Oh, and they spell David […]

Poll Positions

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

The latest polls on Indiana’s U.S. Senate race and Secretary of State’s race are revealing some bad news for Democrats.  According to the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, if the election were held today Dan Coats would return to the U.S. Senate and Charlie White (at least for now) would be Indiana’s next Secretary […]

Time For Grown-Up Government Conversation

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

After spending the evening covering another Indianapolis budget vote, I am now convinced more than ever that now is the perfect time for a grown-up conversation about local government and finance.   I say this for a couple of reasons. First, the general public is woefully ignorant about how government finances actually work.  Second, the property […]

Let Them Eat Caps!!!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Next Tuesday Hoosiers will go to the ballot and vote on a number of state, federal and local races.  They will also vote on putting property tax caps into the State Constitution.  The formula is pretty simple; the amendment would cap residential, rental and commercial property taxes to one, two and three-percent of the property’s […]

Political Grist for the Rumor Mill

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

My wife and I are in Chicago today for a long overdue trip to see my parents, however today is one of those days I really do wish I would have stayed in Indianapolis. As we get to the end of the campaign, the rumor spins wildly out of control.  Some are just ridiculous.  Some […]