Tuesday, June 15, 2010
BREAKING NEWS: Report Says Williams to Drop Mayoral Run
By Jon E. Easter
Terry Burns over at the Indianapolis Times is reporting that businessman Brian Williams is dropping his bid for Mayor of Indianapolis and is planning to endorse Melina Kennedy. Details are here. Jim Shella is also reporting the information as well after having talked with Williams.
Frankly, I'm surprised. I expected Williams to go through all the way to at least slating next year, and I wouldn't expect a few rank-and-file Dems to just forgive Williams quickly after the failed coup he attempted to pull on the before the Primary.
If I were Kennedy, I would enlist Williams' assistance in attacking Mayor Ballard's utility transfer plan. Williams has clearly been all over this issue, and it has been a glaring weakness so far in Kennedy's attack as she has been ultra silent on the issue (for whatever reason).
Brian's exit leaves Jose Evans and Ron Gibson in the race.