Friday, August 24, 2007

Kelty Campaign Destroying Allen Co. GOP

The president of the Allen Co. GOP's executive committee and influential fundraiser, Ken Neumeister, resigned his position over the party's continued support of indicted GOP mayoral candidate Matt Kelty. That led Allen Co. GOP chairman Steve Shine to dissolve his party's executive committee according to the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette's Benjamin Lanka. "The best thing for Fort Wayne right now is to support Tom Henry,” said Cindy Hawks, the party's former vice-chairwoman.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was in Ft. Wayne last weekend and this is all the news.

Henry is as good as elected.

From what I hear, he's a tremendously nice guy, but wouldn't have stood a chance against the nominee the Republicans actually wanted.

Ain't politics strange? This is a perfect argument for closed primaries that make the aprties work harder...otherwise, you could end up with a goof for your nominee, even if you think you havne't got a bat's chance in hell in the fall. Not that Mr. Henry is a goof..but right about now, don't you think Tom John wishes he had a credible candidate in Dist.15?

Anonymous said...

Screw Tully and cancel my subscription to the Ryerson Rag immediatly!

I wonder how much money the Ghetto Mafia gave Tully for this article?

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Anonymous said...

Very few potential credible candidates want to victims of the Marion County Republican Party leadership: A bunch of goofballs who would rather lose than share, integrate and cooperate.

Anonymous said...

Very few potential credible candidates want to be victims of the Marion County Republican Party leadership: A bunch of goofballs who would rather lose than share, integrate and cooperate.

Fort Wayne Democrat said...

The reason Henry would have had a very tough race against Nelson Peters (the more moderate Republican, the one with local government experience, the one who didn't break campaign finance laws or lie to a grand jury - that one), is nothing against Tom but simply a reflection of the large number of Republicans in Fort Wayne, particularly after the recent annexation of much of Aboite Township. Tom is a former City Councilperson, a small business owner, active in the community, and from a large and well-liked family. But Nelson Peters is a Republican, and it would have been hard to get over that.

However, it is interesting to note that in last year's Congressional race Tom Hayhurst (retiring D City Councilman) BEAT Mark Souder (incumbent R Congressman - far right winger whom a lot of people strongly dislike) within the city limits (including Aboite). So a Democrat can win. (And Tom Henry is similar in a lot of ways to Tom Hayhurst.)

But, Anon 7:48, if your point is how "you never know" in politics - you are correct.