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Democrats formally elect new state chairman John Zody

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democrats on Saturday elected new officers, including Chairman John Zody, a political veteran who takes over for Dan Parker, who led the party for more than eight years. Zody, who was unopposed in his quest for the post, is a former executive director of resource development at Ivy Tech […]

Democrats accuse Mourdock of failing to follow public records law

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Democrats accuse Mourdock of failing to follow public records law

By Suzannah Couch The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democratic Party officials filed a public records complaint Tuesday against state Treasurer Richard Mourdock – who is running for U.S. Senate – related to information they are seeking about a lawsuit he filed to stop the 2009 federal bailout of Chrysler. Democrats said in a filing […]

Commentary: Democrats reveal their disarray

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Commentary: Democrats reveal their disarray

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Will Rogers once said: “I’m not a member of any organized party.  I’m a Democrat.” At the end of last week and through the weekend, Indiana Democrats did their best to demonstrate that Rogers was right. The comedy began last week when Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan […]

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Democrats try to move on after messy leadership fight

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democrats acknowledged Monday they face a significant challenge trying to unite the party in time for important 2012 elections after a messy leadership squabble over the weekend left key officials divided. Some members of the party’s central committee said they are frustrated about a three-hour closed […]

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Dan Parker stepping down as Indiana Democratic chairman. Read his letter & hear him speak.

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Dan Parker said Monday he will step down as chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party after a seven-year tenure that included big political highs – including Barack Obama’s 2008 win in the state – but recent lows as well. Read Dan Parker’s letter announcing that he is […]