Friday, January 12, 2007
Randolph Takes Himself Out of Mayor's Race
Abdul Hakim Shabazz is reporting at Indiana Barrister that Indianapolis City-County Councilor Isaac "Ike" Randolph (R) has decided against running for Indianapolis mayor this year due to family and personal reasons. I told you I wasn't good at political predictions. You may recall I predicted Randolph would seek and win the Republican nomination for mayor, but he would lose to Mayor Peterson for lack of money and organizational support from the party. Abdul doesn't mention whether Randolph will seek re-election to his council seat. He won the Pike Township district by the narrowest of margins four years ago, and the district has been trending Democratic. We're just a few weeks away from the GOP's slating convention, and there's yet to be a serious GOP mayoral candidate emerge.