Local Democrats Sound Alarm Before Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

Statement from the Monroe County Democratic Party on Trump's planned nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Herald Times: Ballot taking shape

Monroe County voters will have more choices this fall when they go to the polls in November.

Both Republicans and Democrats filled a number of ballot vacancies ahead of election deadlines for major political parties.

While local parties hosted caucuses last week to select candidates for some positions, party chairmen rounded out the ballot with a few more candidates by the noon Tuesday deadline to file all necessary ballot paperwork.

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Democrats tap Pirani to face Hawk in county council race

Democrat Ashley Pirani will face Republican incumbent Monroe County Council member Marty Hawk in November.

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Herald Times: Women bowl over male counterparts in Monroe County primary elections

Each time a woman stepped toe-to-toe with a man in Monroe County's 2018 Democratic primary election, she came away the victor.

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Limestone Post: Indiana Democrats and the Politics of White Nativism

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.

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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


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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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