Since the election of Donald Trump to the White House in 2016, much of the journalistic and academic spotlight has been focused on how Trump’s ascension to the presidency is reshaping the national Republican Party and the degree to which the nationalist and nativist forces unleashed during the 2016 campaign will reshape American politics in coming electoral cycles.Read more
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.Read more
Monroe County voters can get to the polls Tuesday simply by requesting a ride.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Candidates for judgeships and prosecutor lead the Monroe County field in money raised for the primary 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.Read more
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.”Read more
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.Read more