The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 17 – May 23, 2013The Cheat Sheet. A Publication of Indy Politics. Now you know what the rest ofIndiana’s political class is reading. Subscribe today!Hey TCS Subscribers,Today is our birthday, so we’vedecided to give you a gift and notwait another week to put out aCheat Sheet. We’ve also decidedto make this a complimentaryedition, so other folks can see thegreat gossip that you get on aregular basis! So if you’re readingthis for the first time, welcome!And while you’re at it, become asubscriber. Details below!-TCSJohn Gregg’s Gaffe?Former gubernatorial candidateJohn Gregg has been “clarifying”some statements made about apossible run for Governor run in2016. The Corydon Democratreported this week that Gregg toldthe Harrison County Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner crowd that hewas running. However, he told theAP Wednesday that he was takenout of context and when he said hewanted to “keep going” on thecampaign trail he was just a light-hearted response to an excitedCounty Chairman’s introduction.We also are told that Gregg hasn’tcommunicated with currentDemocratic Chairman John Zodyabout running for Governor. Andword on the street is that JoeDonnelly and Evan Bayh arepushing for former 9thCDCongressman Baron Hill.Moudock’s Maalox MomentTCS is hearing that State TreasurerRichard Mourdock may be lookingat a run for Auditor as he is term-limited. That is giving some GOPinsiders indigestion. They areworried that Mourdock on theballot at the same time as a
The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 17 – May 23, 2013The Cheat Sheet. A Publication of Indy Politics. Now you know what the rest ofIndiana’s political class is reading. Subscribe today!possible amendment banning gaymarriage could end up with theGOP suffering major losses downthe ticket.Speaking of Auditor, here are thecurrent list of names we’re hearingon the GOP side. Brownsburg TownCouncil President Dwayne Sawyer,Cecelia Coble of Fishers, MichaelMcQuillen City-County Council,John McAuley Allen CountyRecorder, Some local Governmentfolks trying to talk Tera Klutz, AllenCounty Auditor into doing it aswell. We did some follow up withMcQuillen. His folks say he isfocusing on an Indianapolis City-County Council majority and hasraised at least $50,000 toward thatgoal.SB 621, Part DeuxTCS is hearing there may beanother version of the famous, orshould we say, infamous, SB 621on its way next session. We’re notsure exactly what it would do, butit could end straight ticket votingas it currently exists in MarionCounty and alter the rules. StaytunedWayne’s WorldLook for a big announcement nextweek from Marion Mayor WayneSeybold regarding statewide office.Talley Ho!Lawrence Township Trustee RussellBrown officially announced he wasnot running for re-election.However, his replacement willreportedly be Indianapolis City-County Council member, SteveTalley. Talley is a former CCCPresident. However, he may havesome issues, as since the job of aTrustee is too administer poorrelief, however, Talley has not hadthe best reputation lately ofhelping the poor and downtrodden.
The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 17 – May 23, 2013The Cheat Sheet. A Publication of Indy Politics. Now you know what the rest ofIndiana’s political class is reading. Subscribe today!Smoking Ban May Go Up inFlamesApparently there’s a hidden legalissue with Indianapolis’ smokingban. The problem TCS hears is theenforcement component. The wayit was explained to us was thatUnder the ordinance, the MarionCounty Health Department hasenforcement authority, however,there’s a legal question as towhether the Department has thelegal authority to enforce city-county ordinances. So what doesthat all mean, a couple ofthings. If someone has been finedby the Health Department (andvery few people have) the fine mayget tossed out. Also, if you own aprivate club and had to notifypublic health that you had to staysmoking or non-smoking in orderto keep smoking then that may notbe valid as well. A giant cluster----- you know what may be comingon this one. Stay tuned!Cold Beer Suit Gets QuietWarm ReceptionYou might know that the IndianaPetroleum and Convenience StoreAssociation filed a federal lawsuitto allow cold beer sales in groceryand convenience stores andpharmacies. TCS is told there area lot of lawmakers who areprivately supporting the deal, eventhough they have voted againstcold beer sales in the past. Thelawmakers are hoping the courtswill do (declare Indiana’sprohibition on cold beer sales) tobe unconstitutional so they don’thave to vote on it. They could usemore liquid courage!
The Cheat Sheet, Vol 2, Issue 17 – May 23, 2013The Cheat Sheet. A Publication of Indy Politics. Now you know what the rest ofIndiana’s political class is reading. Subscribe today!No More Madame President?TCS has been hearing frommultiple sources that City-CountyCouncil President Maggie Lewis isNOT running for Council Presidentnext year. We’ve heard multiplereasons but the big two that keepcoming back is that she is tired andher caucus has not been happywith her leadership. The likelyperson to replace her is JohnBarth, at-large Councilor.HEADS UP!!!Look for a major GOP contender forthe 2016 Presidential race to showup in Indiana later this summer.FYI…We’re hearing that Joe Hogsettmay not have his eye on runningfor Mayor of Indianapolis after all,but something else. We hope tofind out by the next Cheat Sheet.Disclaimer:The Cheat Sheet is a publication ofIndyPolitics.Org. This is a compilationof pure gossip, rumor and blatantinnuendo. We assume no liability if itis wrong, we only take credit for itwhen it’s right!If you’ve got something you want toshare, (good, bad or ugly) send it firstname.lastname@example.org. We promisenot to use you name because we wantto take full credit for it!
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