Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tough Year For Incumbent Mayors

At least 22 incumbent mayors, including 11 Democratic and 10 Republican, lost their bids this year for another term, with the biggest upset taking place in Indianapolis with the defeat of Bart Peterson. "The Peterson defeat will mean that no incumbent – from top to bottom – can feel safe next year," writes Ed Feigenbaum. He notes, in addition to Indianapolis, that incumbent Democratic mayors in the following cities lost their re-election bids: Charlestown, Greenfield, Greensburg, Lawrence, Mitchell, Monticello, Plymouth, Seymour, Terre Haute, and West Lafayette . . . . incumbent Republican mayors in the following cities lost their re-election bids: Anderson, Cannelton, Delphi, Franklin, Huntingburg, Jonesboro, LaPorte, Madison, Rushville, Tell City, Vincennes, and Washington. Three independent candidates won mayoral races in Bedford, Frankfort and Franklin.

6 comments:

varangianguard said...

Yeah. What's up with Independent candidates winning in Indiana? Do pigs fly?

Anonymous said...

You could add Kokomo to that list of R incumbents who lost, though that was in the primary.

Anonymous said...

The Independent in Frankfort ran an anti-hispanic campaign in a town with 20% Hispanic (non-voting) population... be interesting to watch how that gets pulled off.

Mike Bowman said...

"Three independent candidates won mayoral races in Bedford, Frankfort and Franklin."

This really suprised me also !

I guess pigs DO fly !

Anonymous said...

I can see it now on the NY Times Best Seller List.. titled, "The Monroe Doctorin'"

It will be the hard luck story of a "civil servant who became a big time Pea Shake boss in a midwest ghetto." A war veteran returns to said midwest city and cleans up the streets and politics.

All pea shakes are closed down and the civil servant grabs a firehose for the first time in 31 years because his ghost opportuniity evaporates before his eyes.

Then... thrown in jail. His back side is constantly sore because of... uh... well, his new husband. Hence the title, The Monroe Doctorin'

Sweet Pea, all your little sins will float to the top. All your big sins will be prosecuted. Every dime you stole will haunt you, Sweet Pea.

Aren't you glad you were re-elected?

Chief46226

Anonymous said...

What a swell rape fantasy, Chief46226.

Stay classy, AI readers.