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The Loyal Opposition

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Today’s blog post comes to you courtesy of  both state and local Democrats. Equal Time 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 […]

Williams Exits Mayor’s Race

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Brian Williams is exiting the race for Mayor.  Here’s the message he sent supporters on Facebook. Last year, I entered the Indianapolis Mayor’s race with a vision of building an Indianapolis that works for all of us. An Indianapolis that works for kids with a safe, academically rigorous education, an Indianapolis that works for families […]

You Call This a Strategy?

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Is there anybody capable of  forming a coherent public policy thought over at Marion County Democratic Party headquarters?  If there is, will you please get out of the building before all the intelligence is sucked out of your brain.  I cannot believe the party that has a lot of pretty bright people in its ranks […]

A Local Look

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

After pontificating yesterday on Indiana’s Congressional primaries, it’s time to focus on the local races. I thought voter turnout was interesting, not the 15% turnout which was slightly more than 2006, but the fact more Marion County Republicans came out than Democrats, 57-40.  Obviously there more contested races and more action on the Republican side, […]

Who’s Throwing This Party?

Monday, March 15th, 2010

I picked up some interesting information regarding local party politics this week.  It goes to precinct committeemen filings for the Marion County Democratic Party and who exactly might be running the show next year. According to Marion County Clerk Beth White’s Office there were 542 PC filings.  The number takes into account withdrawals and successful […]

The Politics of Politics

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

As much as I love politics, I find the internal processes even  more fascinating.  Two examples of that were Monday night’s caucus election of Angel Rivera to take the place of Kent Smith on the City-County Council and the Tuesday afternoon Marion County Election Board hearing over candidate challenges. Rivera won the caucus after two […]

Hostile Takeover or Friendly Fire?

Friday, February 26th, 2010

If  the Marion County Democratic establishment was going to knock down Mayoral candidate Brian Williams, it’s going to have to hit a little harder next time. Last Friday the Williams’  campaign filed more than 200 candidates for precinct committeemen (PC) spots.   PC’s are crucial to a political party as they choose the County Chairman, and […]

The “Outsiders”

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

What does Democratic candidate for Mayor Brian Williams have in common with Republican candidate for Sheriff Bart McAtee?   Apart from both likely supporting Frank Anderson in the last race for Sheriff?  They are running for those offices  against the wishes of their political parties, but the similarities probably stop right there. McAtee lost county slating two […]

Playing By the Rules

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

If Marion County Democrats plan to challenge the precinct committeemen candidtes presented by Mayoral candidate Brian Williams, they should be ready to have a fight on their hands. Williams told me Saturday that he plans to “defend and support his people for PC and they will not lack for infrastructure or resources.”  He says any […]

Saturday Morning Post

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

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 […]