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My Top 10 of 2011

Friday, December 30th, 2011

As tradition dictates, it’s time for me to do my top 10 list of political stories for the year.  The criteria are the same as always, magnitude and impact.  Ironically, it was a pretty easy list to put together.  So with that said, here we go, in reverse order. 10. Richard Mourdock challenges Dick Lugar […]

Dysfunctional Democrats

Monday, December 19th, 2011

How can a political party that can’t pick a chairman win a race for Governor and the U.S. Senate in a political climate where the President of their party is polling at 38% heading into the 2012 elections?  That is the question Indiana Democrats will have to answer.  Following a weekend political family fight that […]

Some Friendly Advice

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

There’s nothing like having your blog back up and running just when the two big political stories of the year (so far) are breaking.   Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White is indicted on seven counts (several of which relate to voter fraud).  And the Indiana House Republicans vote today to fine absentee Democrats $250 […]

New Year, New Resolutions

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

With the start of the new year comes the new year’s resolutions.   We all have goals to lose weight, quit smoking, be better people, or in my case finish that novel that’s been sitting in my laptop for three years.   I’m not sure what resolutions some of my favorite politicos in Indiana made for the […]

Brave New World

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

While on the set of RTV 6 Election night, I got a message from a former Melina Kennedy campaign staffer who was still holding a grudge from the 2006 county prosecutor’s race.  As Terry Curry was solidifying his lead over Mark Massa, the staffer gleefully reminded me that Marion County was a Democratic County.  I […]

White Fight

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I’ve got teaching obligations this afternoon, so I’ll make this quick.  Indiana Democrats are calling for the Secretary of State to investigate what they claim is voter fraud on behalf of Republican candidate Charlie White.  I’ve pasted their news release in this blog post. Today, Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker held a press conference […]

When Democrats Attack

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Indiana Democrats are pressing their attack on former U.S. Senator and Ambassador Dan Coats.  You can see it in their latest Internet ad. I doubt many Republican primary voters will see this, however I get the strange feeling they will starting May 5th if Coats is his party’s nominee.

What About Bob?

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

State Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker may have a contender for his job when party officials meet this weekend.   Marion County Democrat and labor leader Bob Voorhies’ name is surfacing as a challenger.  Voorhies reportedly sent out an e-mail to State Central Committee members expressing his intent  to run for State Chairman, even though […]


Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Democrat Barack Obama has just taken the stage and was introduced by former Congressman Lee Hamilton. I was told the Clinton camp was opposed to the two making a joint appearance, but apparently something back stage changed all that. Barack’s opening ovation was at least equal to Clinton’s. He reminded the audience why he was […]


Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Jim Schellinger is up next. He’s being introduced by his wife Laura. Laura took a swipe at the incumbent saying that her husband “won’t ride around in an RV trying to look like one of us because he is one of us.” Schellinger seemed to get a larger round of applause and standing ovations from […]