Marion County Chairman Caucus Update
December 14, 2010 7 Comments
The Marion County Republican Party will hold a caucus to fill their County Chairman position. Over the weekend, Gary Conner threw his hat in the ring. He is a current city councilor in Lawrence. As we’ve mentioned and virtually everyone that has any interest knows that Kyle Walker is running as well.
There have been two interesting tidbits that have come up today and we assume there will be a few more happenings before the caucus actually begins.
First, Matt Tully tweeted:
We hope it is not true that someone who is running for Marion County Republican Party Chair plans to trash the Republican Mayor and leader of the Marion County Republican Party in his speech to precinct committeemen. We can guarantee that he will lose if that is his main strategy. We understand Gary is upset that Mayor Ballard plans to support Kyle Walker. What we do not understand is being so selfish that you would do something that hurts the Party that you are asking to lead. It is pathetic.
Second, Gary Welsh over at Advance Indiana is saying that appointed precinct committeemen are being threatened that they will be removed if they do not support Walker. First, we haven’t heard anything like that. Second, we doubt anyone is threatened enough by the Gary Conner for Chairman Campaign that they felt the need to threaten anyone.