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Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody issued the following statement calling on Secretary of State Connie Lawson and others to publicly denounce Attorney General Curtis Hill’s attempt to derail additional satellite voting locations in Marion County.
“Indiana Republicans should stop hiding behind legal maneuvering and just admit the truth: they don’t want people to vote. Attorney General Hill’s injunction is yet another sign that the GOP will stop at nothing to deny Hoosiers this right. Expanded early vote sites in Marion County were created and agreed upon in a proper manner, by order of a federal judge. I am calling on Secretary of State Connie Lawson and all leaders of the Indiana Republican Party to publicly denounce this blatant attempt at voter suppression. Anything else will be silent agreement that a significant portion of Hoosiers should be stopped from exercising their Constitutional right to vote.”
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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody issued the following statement after Statehouse Republican leadership detailed their plans to suspend the Indiana Constitution and hold a controversial one-day session.
“Statehouse Republicans think the rules don’t apply to them. They’ll steamroll the Indiana Constitution and twist the legislative process to serve special interests while billing it all to Hoosier taxpayers. Their incompetent management put taxpayers on the hook for a $30,0000/day special session for special interests, and now they’re doubling down and ripping up the rule book. Hoosiers deserve leaders that are transparent and admit when they make a mistake. With no public comment planned for legislation that will be heard, Republicans might as well be holding their $30,000/day special session for special interests behind closed doors. Worse, it seems Republicans can’t even get on the same page, with the governor and leadership sending conflicting messages.”
INDIANAPOLIS – Congressman Messer unveiled a new position on trade during last month’s primary debate, but there are plenty of moments to remind voters that his debate performance was a dramatic departure from consistent support for bad trade deals that rig the system against Hoosier workers.
Before his biggest campaign audience yet, Congressman Messer came out in support of similar trade stances to the president in the first GOP debate, supporting Trump’s stance of “smart trade” and “free trade that is fair trade.”
That stance was a new position, however, that is radically opposed to much of Congressman Messer’s actual record. As early as 2012, Congressman Messer was on the record supporting free trade agreements with China, telling the Muncie Star-Press that “the No. 1 problem with China is we do not have a free trade agreement with China.”
As recently as 2017, that stance hadn’t changed. After an interview with the Shelbyville News, Congressman Messer expressed support for more free trade deals.
It seems that everyone is aware of Congressman Messer’s flip-flop, even Congressman Messer himself. At the debate, Congressman Messer admitted his new position was a reversal of his longstanding stance, and he was changing it to better fit the political environment.
This release is part of Trade Madness, a three-week long series in which the IDP is highlighting Congressmen Messer’s and Rokita’s and Rep. Braun’s mad record of supporting disastrous trade deals and policies that make it easier to ship Hoosier jobs overseas.