Dan Parker, the chairman of the state Democratic Party who abruptly resigned this week, reversed himself Saturday and narrowly survived a vote to keep his post, a party official told The Associated Press.
Dan Parker said Monday morning that he will step down as chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party after a seven-year tenure that included big political highs—including President Barack Obama’s 2008 victory in the state—but recent lows as well.
Andrew Phipps, a former aide to Republican Rep. Mike Pence, is joining the field for the congressional seat that Pence is giving up to run for governor.
Mayor Greg Ballard maintained an appeal as a political outsider and moderate Republican that drew enough Democratic support to secure him a second term Tuesday, experts said.
Democrat Tom Henry has won a second term as mayor of Fort Wayne after a bitter campaign. Meanwhile, Muncie elected its first Democratic mayor in 20 years and Anderson elected a Republican.
South Bend residents elected former Rhodes scholar and Democrat Pete Buttigieg as mayor as he easily defeated Republican Wayne Curry.
Former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg is planning to launch his campaign for governor this weekend.