Admiring the substantive candidate

This year’s Indianapolis mayoral election presents a sharp contrast between a “good candidate” (attorney Melina Kennedy) and a good mayor (ex-Marine Greg Ballard). Ballard’s 2007 election was a surprise to all but him. He has proven quite effective—a friendly, no-nonsense leader who enjoys the work and responsibilities but can do without the glitz. Ballard’s accomplishments […]

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