Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mahern To Co-Sponsor Ballard's Rebuild Indy II Proposal According To Source

A reliable source informs Advance Indiana that Brian Mahern, who has become a thorn in the side of the Democratic caucus as of late, has agreed to co-sponsor Mayor Greg Ballard's Rebuild Indy II proposal rather than support the Democratic alternative plan announced by Democrats yesterday. The source indicates that Mahern has had a change of heart about seeking re-election and now plans to run against at-large Councilor Zach Adamson in his newly-drawn district next year. Mayor Ballard convinced state lawmakers to eliminate the four at-large council positions originally written into state law by Republican lawmakers to ensure Republican control of the council. Adamson intends to seek the district seat currently occupied by Mahern in next year's municipal race. With Mahern supporting Ballard's Rebuild Indy II plan, that will once again put independent Republican Christine Scales in the driver's seat to determine which party's plan has enough votes to pass the full council.

UPDATE: Funny thing happened. After I posted this earlier this afternoon, the egomaniac radio talk show host, Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, read our post and then tried to claim credit for breaking the story. The guy is as shameless as he is unethical.

3 comments:

Indy Student said...

Scales will be an important vote but that's only if Ballard can't pick off other Ds. Mary Moriarity Adams had a few major votes for Ballard during Ballard's first term.

Anonymous said...

Mahern v. Adamson - now there's a district I'd pay not to live in...

Abdul said...

No claim, Gary. I just confirmed what you posted. http://www.indypolitics.org/post/89298943841