Representative John Barnes sent out an e-mail to supporters last night reporting some important news:
"Just wanted to send out a quick message and give you a news update. At the Warren Township Club Meeting tonight, Marion County Democratic Party Chairman Ed Treacy said that he had talked to Marion County Republican Chair Tom John about my opponent in the next election. Ed says that they have decided to run Larry Buell (again)...
Of course, it's too early to know if this is 100% accurate, but if it is true....
I see this as great news and the chance for a re-match with Larry that we never got to have when he decided to retire in 2008.
I look forward to working with all of you in the next election, and holding on to House District #89 and the Democrat House Majority!!!"
So, it would seem that Tom John, the many who once accused Democrats of digging up Ed Treacy from the political graveyard, has gone to the political graveyard to dig up Larry Buell and reanimate his political chances...if the rumor is true.
It won't matter. John Barnes will raise cash and work hard, and Lawrence Buell will go quietly back into retirement.