Political Notebook

  • Messer wants GOP leadership position
    Another Hoosier seeks a leadership post with the U.S. House Republican caucus.
  • Lugar Series taking applications
    The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, a political leadership development course for Republican women, is taking applications for its next class until Aug. 1.
  • Zoeller mum after ban ruling
    Attorney General Greg Zoeller has never been shy.He regularly comments on cases, files briefs around the nation and issues a ton of press releases about office activities.
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Easy come, easy go

The Allen County Democratic Party raised $72,219 in 2012 and spent all but $5,673 of it, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Allen County Election Board. It began the year with $5,120 on hand.

The Allen County Republican Central Committee, meanwhile, began the year with $23,546 and raised $154,183 more. Though it spent $163,620 – more than twice as much as the Democrats – its fundraising prowess let it end the year with $14,108.

Republicans spent nearly $39,000 on catering, more than $26,000 on rent for their headquarters, and more than $10,000 on printing costs.

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