Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Slating Slot Machine Has Another Player in City-County Council At-Large Race
The slating slot machine continues as the rumored candidates start to become real candidates.
On Monday, Leroy Robinson added his name to the crowded field of Democratic At-Large City-County Council candidates and filed in slot "D" for slating. He becomes the second candidate to file in that slot.
As you may remember, Chairman Ed Treacy and the Marion County Democratic Party Central Committee devised a method to slate the four At-Large City-County Council seats by slot rather than by field. Last week, I blogged on the subject. Each candidate must select one of four slots to file in. So far, to my knowledge, the candidates are, by slot:
Slot A-Joanne Sanders
Slot B-Pat Andrews, John Barth
Slot C-Zach Adamson
Slot D-Annette Johnson, Leroy Robinson.
It certainly will make things interesting as more rumored candidates come out of the woodwork. Where will the next person file?
While some party loyalists, political pundits, and others are crying bloody murder over the controversial nature of this decision to slate in this manner, I think it makes things very interesting. The political strategy is off the charts.
Will someone decide to file against the incumbent in Sanders?
What will a three-person (or more) race mean in slot B or D?
Will someone make it a two-way (or more) race in slot C?
When is the right time to file?
All of these questions, and I'm sure more, will be answered between now and the close of slating. Slating is February 12 at the Indiana Convention Center.