Fourth Quarter … Candidate Deadlines
. The deadline to officially register for the Indiana primary is tomorrow. As anticipated, State Sen. Spartz, has officially announced that she is entering the crowded race for U.S. Congress in the 5th District. Recently released financial reports foreshadow indicate that in addition to a boatload of competition (Spartz brings the number of Republican candidates to 8; four Dems have currently filed), it’s going to be a pretty pricey affair. Among the GOP candidates, Chuck Dietzen posted $228,248 in receipts and more than $192K cash on hand. Currently leading the coffer totals is the Democratic candidate for the race, Christina Hale, reporting more than $595K. Meanwhile, Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Woody Myers will be the party’s nominee after Indianapolis businessman Josh Owens announced he is suspending his campaign to avoid a primary showdown … reserving some energy for the November election against the incumbent Governor Holcomb. Look for a full listing of candidates next week.