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No Democrat meets Indiana deadline for Senate seat

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The only Democrat seeking to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Evan Bayh has missed out on qualifying for Indiana's May primary ballot.

State Democratic chairman Dan Parker said Bloomington cafe owner Tamyra d'Ippolito failed to submit the needed 500 signatures in the 7th Congressional District. The Marion County voter registration office said it received just three signatures for her by Tuesday's deadline.

That means the state Democratic Party's 32-member central committee will choose the party's Senate nominee for the November election.

In Indiana, candidates for U.S. Senate must submit 500 certified signatures in each of the state's nine congressional districts to qualify for the primary ballot.

Parker said the central committee won't call a meeting until there's consensus for the party's eventual choice.

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  1. PJ - Mall operators like Simon, and most developers/ land owners, establish individual legal entities for each property to avoid having a problem location sink the ship, or simply structure the note to exclude anything but the property acting as collateral. Usually both. The big banks that lend are big boys that know the risks and aren't mad at Simon for forking over the deed and walking away.

  2. Do any of the East side residence think that Macy, JC Penny's and the other national tenants would have letft the mall if they were making money?? I have read several post about how Simon neglected the property but it sounds like the Eastsiders stopped shopping at the mall even when it was full with all of the national retailers that you want to come back to the mall. I used to work at the Dick's at Washington Square and I know for a fact it's the worst performing Dick's in the Indianapolis market. You better start shopping there before it closes also.

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