For the District 3 City Council seat, we endorse Ron Smith for re-election.
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We Endorse: Nicole Haughton Bolden (City Clerk)
For City Clerk, we endorse Nicole Haughton Bolden.
We Endorse: Joe Lee (City Council District 1)
For the District 1 City Council seat, we endorse the challenger, Joe Lee.
Oh no! Not again!
“Share the road” is a slogan popularized by bicycle enthusiasts and their lobbyists. But the Lower Cascades road closing proposal is an example of people in our local government who just think they know what is best for all of us. They are willing to take away our full use the oldest park in the city for a small minority of residents who don’t want to share the road. This is simply wrong and outrageous.
We Endorse: Andy Ruff (City Council At Large)
For one of the three City Council At Large seats, we endorse Andy Ruff.
We Endorse: Sue Sgambelluri (City Council District 2)
For the District 2 City Council seat, we endorse Sue Sgambelluri for re-election.
We Endorse: Dave Rollo (City Council District 4)
For the District 4 City Council seat, we endorse the incumbent, Dave Rollo.
Okay, if you insist: We’re a PAC
On February 28, I took a walk down to Election Central to turn in a CFA-2 form, officially registering Bloomington Dissident Democrats as an Indiana Political Action Committee. Silly but true.
Gutter politics in Bloomington: Beware of ‘push polling’
By Peter Dorfman Six days in, with the 2023 Democratic primary election barely getting underway, voters in small town Bloomington got their first taste of big city campaign sleaze. On February 9, a friendly-looking post showed up in local voters’ Facebook feeds. It’s hosted by an innocuous page called “Indiana Citizens,” with a generic stateContinue reading “Gutter politics in Bloomington: Beware of ‘push polling’”
What’s a vote worth? Cash pouring into mayoral campaigns makes you wonder
How much campaign cash is enough? In such a small-time election, it’s fair to wonder where the campaigns run out of practical ways to spend their donated cash — and where contributions morph into opportunities to get the candidate’s attention.