Here are some news items from this weekend you might find somewhat interesting that have nothing to do with the coronavirus.
The Times of Northwest Indiana is reporting in the Democratic primary in the First Congressional District, Frank Mrvan received two major endorsements Saturday morning — from U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Gary, and United Steelworkers District 7. One of Mrvan’s opponents, Hammon Mayor Tom McDermott took issue with the endorsement. In a Facebook post he said, “While I respect Congressman Visclosky and his service to the First Congressional District, his endorsement today of one of my opponents underscores the need for a new vision for NWI. Congressman Pete, who has been in office for 36 years, is trying to control the outcome of this election. Thankfully, it’s up to the voters, not the political operatives.” McDermott has been endorsed by a wide range of county, city, and town elected officials, Fire and Police unions and many labor unions all across Northwest Indiana.
Meanwhile, First Congressional District candidate Melissa Broom is hoping an endorsement by South Carolina U.S. House Representative James Clyburn will do for her what it did for Joe Biden. Broom got Clyburn’s endorsement last month. Along with Congressional Black Caucus leaders Bennie Thompson, Marcia Fudge, and Cedric Richmond. She also got the endorsement Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.
A little closer to home, Fifth District Congressional candidate Beth Henderson is touting a weekend endorsement from former State Senator Luke Kenley. She got the endorsement earlier this year from U.S. Senator Mike Braun.
Former U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly has come out and endorsed Joe Biden for President.
The Libertarian Party of Indiana picked its candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor this weekend at their nominating convention. They chose Westfield resident Don Rainwater for Governor and Indiana NRML board member Will Henry as his running mate.
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