Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Sorry, But Jefferson Shreve Is No Conservative
It's a stretch to call Jefferson Shreve a Republican, but to call himself a conservative is nothing short of an outright lie. People who live in the State Senate District 36, which includes portions of southern Marion County and northern Johnson County, need to understand that he's passing himself off as something he's not.
The fact is that Jefferson Shreve was a long-time liberal Democratic voter and campaign donor to Democratic candidates for the many years he resided in Bloomington. He only claimed a residence in Perry Township a few short years ago to accept appointment to a City-County Council seat formerly represented by Jeff Cardwell. He paid off our corrupt Marion Co. Republican Party with a bunch of campaign contributions to rig the caucus election to replace Cardwell over a long-time, legitimate Republican Party officeholder.
As a member of the City-County Council, Shreve never met a tax increase or new business regulation he didn't support. He never consulted his constituents on any issues. He voted however he was told to vote by the party bosses. His liberal, tax-and-spend voting record on the council speaks for itself. Redistricting threw Shreve into a district with fellow Republican Jeff Miller. Shreve declined to run against Miller in the primary. The only election contest in which his name appeared on the ballot was a race for state GOP convention delegate two years ago where he got trounced.
Establishment Republicans are trying to foist Shreve on the District 36 Republican voters because he's dumped so much money into the party's campaign coffers to buy their support and like him, they are actually Democrats masquerading as Republicans. No legitimate Republican would ever support this fraud.
If you live in District 36 and want a Republican to represent you in the Indiana Senate, your only alternative is City-County Councilor Jack Sandlin, whose Republican Party bona fides are well-defined from years of public service. Sandlin isn't as conservative as the district's current senator, Brent Waltz, but he's also not trying to pass himself off as something he's not. Please don't be fooled by Shreve's phony campaign message. If you want to elect a Democrat, the Democrats have offered a legitimate liberal Democrat in Jesse Kharbanda as their candidate. Go vote for him.