Indiana Democratic Party 4-27-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Indiana Democratic Party 4-27-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Chairman John Zody delivers the Indiana Democratic Party’s 4-27-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast.

TRANSCRIPT:

This is Chairman John Zody, bringing you the weekly podcast for the Indiana Democratic Party.

Polls in politics are meant to be a temperature for campaigns to know how voters are thinking. Whether it is on the issues, favorability, or simply name recognition – it helps to be shown with strong support going into an election year.

For Indiana’s first-term governor Eric Holcomb, recent polling odds are not in his favor. Given his unconventional parachute into the Governor’s Officeas a result of the 2016 election, Holcomb hasn’t built anything worth noting for Hoosiers. 

Polls are showing Holcomb at a favorability under 50 percent and 1/3 of Hoosiers can’t even recognize him by name. This would be disappointing for any candidate going into an Election Year, but should be particularly troubling as he stuck his neck out with an increased media visibility statewide, rolled out his ‘Next Level’ agenda, and plans for infrastructure. 

It goes without saying that Hoosiers expect much more, though, from their leaders. And for Governor Holcomb –who claimed to prioritize passing a hate crimes bill, raising teacher pay, and properly funding the embattled Department of Child Services—has failed on all fronts. 

He chose to allow Statehouse Republicans to stall teacher pay raises, deny DCS their full funding request, and left out vulnerable Hoosiers from the watered-down hate crimes bill that passed. Being strong-armed again and again on policies by his Party just proves he is ‘Next Level ineffective.’

Hoosiers aren’t having it. We know the priorities for Hoosier Democrats align with the values of every day people. It’s sad to see the Governor not succeed, but all polling aside, his decisions and lack of leadership are signs that he is increasingly vulnerable for re-election. 

Indiana needs effective leaders, and we are going to fight hard to put up a candidate in 2020 that will deliver results that working families need to thrive here in our state. 

I’m optimistic of what can happen here in our state. We just need everyone to help us get there, including you. You can get involved with the Party at indems.org/join.

Also, please follow the IDP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Simply search INDems – that’s I-N-D-E-M-S on those social media platforms andfollow us to get the latest news about our candidates and what we’re doing to hold our counterparts at the Statehouse and in Washington accountable.

Thank you for listening.

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