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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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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Herald Times: Local issues, national politics will influence voters in 2018

Combating an ongoing opioid epidemic. Justifying the adoption of a controversial 1 percent food and beverage tax to help fund the expansion of the Monroe Convention Center. Better representation on township boards to ensure residents have fire protection service they want.

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Herald Times: Sims named as new city councilman

For more than two decades, Bloomington resident Jim Sims has served on a number of local boards, commissions, committees and organizations throughout the community.

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