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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Fridays Independence filers

Just getting back from a long weekend I finally have had a chance to look at Fridays filers. We have two that I expected Margaret Davis for Senate District 33 and Ron Lischied for State Representative District 59B. We also have two out of the blue filers challenging endorsed candidates. MILES W. COLLINS Joining Stephen Williams to challenge Robert Fitzgerald for US Senate, and GEORGE BATEMAN challenging Joel Spoonhiem for Secretary State. Then there are RAHN V WORKCUFF for 59B and LUCKY ROSENBLOOM for Senate District 61 whom I currently know nothing about.

I will try to find out some stuff about the four unknowns tomorrow, but I can give a brief review of Lischied and Davis. Ron Leschied is one of the most loyal members of the Independences Party, serving as the parties fundraising chair the last two years, he is an experienced candidate having run for office several time in the past, and he takes the challenge of running from the Independence party very seriously. I know less about Davis, but I have heard her speak. She is a passionate women who is focused on local issues. Depending on how the district feels about those issues, and the handling of current leadership, there may be an opportunity available for her. This is her first run and it will be a learning process. How fast she learns may very well determine if she may be one of the better fairing Independence Party candidates of 2006.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Bateman is seeking:


not Secretary of State.

Anonymous Chris said...

Collins got 19 percent of the vote in the 2003 Bloomington mayoral race.


Might be nice for Robert if someone can make the IP primary just a bit interesting...


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