Here are a few political items from around the state that are more than gossip, but in our opinion, don’t quite rise to the level of news, however, they are still worth a quick mention.
Todd Rokita is touting a victory in a recent Madison County straw poll. Meanwhile, Luke Messer overwhelmingly won the Switzerland County straw poll. Mike Braun has unveiled a longer campaign commercial saying there is no difference between Messer and Rokita.
Greg Pence has unveiled a new on-line interview with former WIBC radio host Greg Garrison, touting his conservative credentials.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Lamb has unveiled a series of campaign commercials modeled after the “this is your brain on drugs-style” public service announcement campaign of the late 1980s. Lamb, addresses issues like border security, special interest groups taking over Washington, the national debt, and the plague of Washington insiders. The commercials will air throughout the district on both broadcast and cable outlets, as well as via social media channels.
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Senate Pro Tempore candidate Travis Holdman is holding his Annual “Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese” Reception today at 4 p.m. at the Capitale Grille; his special guest, current Senate President Pro Tem David Long.
The Indiana Republican Party announced today a series of public hearings to be held in Central, Northern and Southern Indiana for the purpose of soliciting input from Hoosiers on its 2018 Party Platform. The platform, which will be drafted based on testimony from these hearings, will be ratified at the Indiana Republican State Convention, scheduled to be held June 8-9 in Evansville. The hearings will be held in Greenwood, South Bend, and Jeffersonville.
The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus is beginning a series of town hall meetings across the state next month. The first one is April 7 in Indianapolis.