Political Notebook


Parties agree to weekly addresses

A Huntington-based online radio station announced this week that all three major political parties in Indiana will offer a 3-5 minute weekly radio address each Saturday on www.indianatalks.com starting this weekend.

The weekly address will air on Saturday mornings after the President's weekly address with replays throughout the weekend. The party addresses will also be available on the Indiana Talks archive page and available on iTunes.

"This gives listeners of Indiana Talks an opportunity to hear directly from the Indiana Democratic, Libertarian and Republican parties each week," said Gary Snyder, general manager of Indiana Talks. "I look forward to hearing from Indiana's three political parties each week in an unfiltered environment."

State Democrat Party Chairman John Zody said his party is focused on a common sense agenda supporting and building the middle class.

"There's nothing more important right now than creating jobs and strengthening our economy. I look forward to the opportunity to share our message with Hoosiers statewide," he said.

Republican State Chairman Eric Holcomb called it a "great opportunity to share what Indiana Republicans are doing to bring more jobs to our state, improve educational opportunity and choice, and make our state a better place to live and raise a family for all Hoosiers."

And new Libertarian State Chairman Dan Drexler welcomed the opportunity to "stand alongside Indiana's other two balloted parties and express a weekly libertarian vision for the Indiana Talks listening audience. The libertarian philosophy is squarely rooted in the center of American political thought."

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