Democrats accused Evan Strange last week of being a Republican primary voter and a member of the Young Republicans. They were in error.
Strange is the fellow who asked the Monica Lewinsky question of Chelsea Clinton at Butler University. I e-mailed him today for a response to the accusations and this is his answer:
“This upcoming election will be the first time I have ever voted in any election. I am in no way, nor have I ever been, associated with Young Republicans, or any political group or club.”
When confronted with that response state Democratic Chairman Dan Parker admitted that his research found two people named Evan Strange in Indiana (from the same age group) and apparently confused the two.
The Indiana Democratic Party and Ann DeLaney both owe Strange a big apology. This is not the first time this type of thing has happened. Former state party spokesperson Jen Wagner falsely accused Ryan Vaughn of being a registered voter in a different council district when Republicans caucused to appoint him to take the place of Jim Bradford. I made the mistake at that time of repeating the information Wagner furnished about Vaughn's voting address on this blog. As it turned out, Wagner had the voting address of a different person with the same name.