Saturday, August 27, 2011

Political Potpourri: National Edition

Classes at Ivy Tech started last week, so I'm still trying to find the right balance between work, school, and free time. In the mean time, here's a mishmash of political tidbits that either I've picked up or read about elsewhere:

  • At-Large Libertarian City-County Council candidate Bill Levin has had his commercial up online for about a month now, but it received relatively little attention until Advance Indiana posted it on his blog. AI's author, Gary Welsh, noted that the gentleman Levin was chatting up in City Market was none other than Carlos May. May ran in the 2010 GOP primary for the 7th Congressional district nomination, which he lost to perennial candidate Marvin Scott. May is now back on the 25th floor working for Mayor Greg Ballard, and according to Welsh, May appearing in a Libertarian's video didn't sit well with Ballard. The video is now back up with a disclaimer saying that "Carlos May does not endorse Bill Levin."
  • Speaking of Levin, Melyssa Donaghy is hosting a fundraiser at her house on behalf of Levin. The fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6pm. Contact info is available via her Blogger profile.
  • I had a very nice chat with the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police concerning my City-County Council candidacy. It was an absolute honor to be able to sit down with them and be considered for their endorsement.
  • I'm hearing Jim Wallace, who has been campaigning for the GOP nomination for Governor, is about to add a pretty high profile staff member next week. More on that later.
  • Abandoned and neglected buildings have been one of my interests that got me back into the political scene. Keystone Towers, a condemned apartment complex that was taken over by the city in 2008, is set to be imploded at 8am Sunday. If you want to see it for yourself, get there a bit early. City-County Councilor Christine Scales (R-District 3) will be present, and the Towers fall in her district.
  • And as to what makes this the "national edition", several GOP POTUS candidates either have or will be making their way through central Indiana soon. Herman Cain spoke at the Columbia Club not too long ago, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is set for next week, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled as well. I highly doubt Indiana will be "in play" as far as the GOP POTUS primary goes, but it shows how organized the GOP is at the state level that they're able to get candidates away from Iowa and New Hampshire for a few hours to spend time in a very red Midwest state. I'll be at the Huntsman event and if anything interesting happens, I'll let ya'll know.

That's all for now. I hope to attend some candidate forums (both for myself and to report on) in the near future, and if I do, I'll make sure to post about them. If you have any tips on stories or think there's a political event I need to attend, drop me an e-mail via my Blogger profile.

1 comment:

  1. If you want to attend the Bill Levin fundraiser, phone or text your reservation to 317-200-7255.

    We have capacity for no more than 100, so please reserve early. It will be a great party, one not to miss.


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