Herald Times - Primary voters head to the polls today

From a seat in Congress to one on a rural township board, Tuesday’s primary election ballot covers a wide range of candidates seeking their party’s nomination for a November chance to represent Monroe County residents starting next year.

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Indiana Daily Student: Monroe County Democratic Party offers rides to polling locations

Monroe County voters can get to the polls Tuesday simply by requesting a ride.

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NPR Noon Edition: Indiana’s 2018 Primary Election

https://indianapublicmedia.org/noonedition/indianas-2018-primary-election/

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Herald Times: Candidates in 9th raising funds before Tuesday's primary

Democrat Liz Watson raised the most of all candidates in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District race so far in 2018, collecting $215,439.23, according to Federal Election Commission records filed in April.

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Indiana Democrats target 2 US House seats in election

Associated Press Apr 21, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — Democrats running for Congress in Indiana are showing reinvigorated signs of life after years of brutal defeats, raising liberal hopes that a “blue wave” could reach the state and help them retake two districts where they’ve lost control in recent years.

The districts, one anchored around the northern rust belt city of South Bend, the other stretching from the Indianapolis suburbs south to the Ohio River, used to elect conservative Democrats. But ever since the tea party’s 2010 uprising secured Republican dominance in the state and granted the GOP control of the once-in-a-decade redrawing of legislative and congressional districts, Democrats have floundered.

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Herald Times: Prosecutor, judge candidates raise thousands toward campaigns

Candidates for judgeships and prosecutor lead the Monroe County field in money raised for the primary election.


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AP: Democrats target 2 Indiana US House seats in election

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats running for Congress in Indiana are showing reinvigorated signs of life after years of brutal defeats, raising liberal hopes that a “blue wave” could reach the state and help them retake two districts where they’ve lost control in recent years.

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Monroe County Democrats create executive director position

The Monroe County Democratic Party has created a new paid position of executive director.

Kaisa Goodman, who is currently the party’s treasurer, will start serving in the role March 15. 

“Kaisa brings energy, experience and vision to local Democratic politics,” Mark Fraley, the chairman of the local Democratic Party, said in a news release. “Her passion and dedication will ensure the party is successful well into the future.”

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Herald Times: Democrats face crowded primary, with dozen contested races

Local Democrats will have some tough choices to make during the upcoming primary election, with a dozen contested races expected on this year's ballot — several more than the contested races for Republicans.

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Herald Times: Democratic Party to host events on getting involved

The Monroe County Democratic Party will host two events on Saturday for residents interested in running for public office or volunteering.

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