Scoop: Marion County Democratic Party shakeup
Robin Shackleford for Indianapolis mayor? + the next county party chair is...
It’s been a rocky few months for the Marion County Democratic Party, but coming developments could both quell—and muddy—the waters.
Earlier this week, Kate Sweeney Bell resigned as chair of the county party. “Early this year, I stated publicly that if I were selected as our Democratic candidate to be the next Marion County Clerk, it would be my intention to run like Hell through the finish line in November,” Sweeney Bell wrote in a Monday email to party officials. “I also made clear that I would not let my obligations as a candidate, or my responsibilities as an elected official, interfere with the important business of electing other Democrats as your Marion County Democratic Party Chair.
Rep. Andre Carson and Mayor Joe Hogsett, meanwhile, have made calls encouraging Vice-Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party and Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge to run, and she’s expected to announce her candidacy imminently. She is said to have their support. The Indiana Democratic Party declined to comment. The caucus will be Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. The deadline for candidates to file is Sept. 10.
But that’s not the only news from Indianapolis Democrats.
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