Sunday, May 1, 2016

Close; Your Vote Counts!

The Real Clear Politics average of polls for the Indiana Democratic primary shows Hillary Clinton ahead of Bernie Sanders by an average of 6.2 percent, 49.7 to 43.5. However, the average margin of error for the polls is 5.1 percent. The most recent poll, taken April 26 through 28, shows Clinton's lead at 4 points with a margin of error of 3.9 percent. That's close! It's important that Democrats support the candidate of their choice in this historic primary. Your vote matters.

Vote!

You can vote early in the Indiana primary Monday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Board of Elections Office, 20 N 3rd St, on the third floor. On primary day, Tuesday, May 3, you can vote at any of the Vote Center locations listed here. Vote Centers will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bernie at Purdue

Here is Channel 18's coverage of Bernie Sanders' visit to Greater Lafayette, including a little hoops action!



From WANE in Fort Wayne, a four-minute interview with Berine.



And this coverage from WISH TV in Indianapolis.



A little more basketball action from WANE (Bernie's game is no threat to President Obama's.)



Finally, if you'd like to see Bernie's entire speech, here it is courtesy of WISH. (If you want to skip the intros, Bernie starts about 13 minutes in.)




Friday, April 22, 2016

Early Voting at Payless

From Saturday, April 23 through Saturday, April 30 you can cast an early vote in the Indiana primary from noon to 7 p.m. at any of the Greater Lafayette Payless stores.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Lugar Supports Obama's Immigration Actions

On the day that the case against President Obama's immigration actions was heard by the Supreme Court, Republican former Indiana senator Richard Lugar published a carefully reasoned op-ed in the New York Times defending Obama's action against attacks by his party. He argues that Obama acted within his presidential authority and cites similar actions by Republican presidents. Lugar laments that "immigration policy has been caught up in today’s hyper-partisanship, where a strident anti-immigration tide within the Republican Party overwhelms all bipartisan compromise." He concludes his op-ed as follows: "When the president took his executive action on immigration, he was not flouting the will of Congress; rather, he was using the discretion Congress gave him to fulfill his constitutional duty to 'take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.'" Makes you sort of nostalgic for a rational opposition party, doesn't it? Read Lugar's NY Times op-ed here.

Gregg Outraises Pence in 2016

In the first quarter of 2016, Democrat John Gregg raised nearly $1.9 million, and incumbent Republican governor Mike Pence raised $1.5 million. Pence's total was boosted by a $500,000 contribution from the Republican Governors Association on the last day of the reporting period. Democratic Chair John Zody notes that the last-minute party contribution was clearly a measure of concern about Pence's campaign. He also notes that, without it, Gregg would have outraised the governor two to one. Pence still has access to much more money than Gregg early $12 million to Gregg's $5.6 million), but Gregg already has nearly three times what he had in 2012 when he lost to Pence by only three percent. Read more here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Early Primary Voting Has Started

Early voting for Indiana's May 3 primary has started in Tippecanoe County! Starting Tuesday, April 5 through Friday, April 29 registered voters can vote at the Tippecanoe County Board of Elections and Registration at 20 North Third Street, Lafayette between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Beginning next week voting will be taking place at locales around the county. You can see all the times and places listed at Tippecanoe County's website here.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

District 26 Town Hall-Thursday, April 7

Tippecanoe County Democratic Party will hold a Town Hall Meeting between House District 26 Candidates Deanna McMillan and Vicky Saker Woeste on THURS, APR 7 starting at 6:15 at the Klondike Branch of the Tippecanoe County Public Library. County Party Chair Heather Maddox is organizing. Come listen to the candidates answer your questions!! This is an important choice for West Lafayette and Tippecanoe County.