State, federal candidates rev up local Democrats

GREENFIELD — With 56 days left until Election Day, candidates for state office met with local Democrats Monday evening to gear up for Nov. 8.

Democratic candidates running for local, state and federal offices and Susan Bayh, who spoke on behalf of her husband, Evan Bayh, who is running to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate, used the annual Hancock County Democratic Party’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner to rev up local voters.

Candidates talked with local Democrats about the issues dominating state and local races.

They talked about education, public infrastructure, economic development and social security. Candidate after candidate carried a similar message: with voters’ help, Democrats can win this election.

Monday’s keynote speaker, Christina Hale, Democratic candidate for Indiana lieutenant governor, said she and running mate and gubernatorial candidate John Gregg are focused on education, public safety, public infrastructure and the economy.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or