Indiana Democratic Party 6-22-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Indiana Democratic Party 6-22-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Chairman John Zody and the 6-22-19 Indiana Democratic Party Weekly Radio Address Podcast.

When Brooks looked in the mirror, she saw Donald Trump. She voted with the President 98% of the time. Brooks concluded that her record wasn’t going to fly in CD5 and bowed out. And it seems this is former state senator Mike Delph’s GOP primary to lose. He easily dispatched a well-funded moderate GOP challenger in 2018 on his way to defeat in the general election.

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

The battleground is shifting rapidly toward Hoosier Democrats in Indiana’s Fifth Congressional District and the Indianapolis suburbs. 

The numbers don’t lie. Joe Donnelly won the Fifth District in 2018. He improved the Democratic vote share there by nearly 7 percent points over 2016 Senate numbers. 

Democrats running in legislative seats in Hamilton County cut Republican vote shares from 30 points to single digits in 2018. A tectonic shift was happening right underCongresswoman Susan Brooks’ feet.

CD 5 was already a top target for Hoosier Democrats. We heard last week that Congresswoman Susan Brooks has decided to retire rather than face an uphill battle reflects that. 

When Brooks looked in the mirror, she saw Donald Trump. She voted with the President 98% of the time. Brooks concluded that her record wasn’t going to fly in CD5 and bowed out. And it seems this is former state senator Mike Delph’s GOP primary to lose. He easily dispatched a well-funded moderate GOP challenger in 2018 on his way to defeat in the general election. 

We’re optimistic to see Democratic candidates run in CD5 because of how it is trending our way. We are hopeful that we can flip this seat and other legislative districts in Hamilton County and around the state. 

I’m optimistic of what can happen here in our state in 2020 and right now in 2019. We just need everyone to help us get there, including you. You can get involved with the Party at indems.org/join – and help one of our 850 candidates running for local office across the state this year!

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 and follow 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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