City-County Councillor Mike McQuillen will be feted at a top level fundraising reception on Flag Day in his own home. One of the hosts is Citizens CEO, Carey Lykins. Interesting, don't you think?
Certainly it's Lykins' right as a private citizen to support anyone he wishes with a big check. He can afford it, but McQuillen was one of the Councillors that voted in favor of Mayor Greg Ballard's water transfer deal.
The second question that I ponder here is what is a City-County Councillor who won't see a reelection campaign for three more years doing receiving a (top price of) $1,000 fundraiser in the 2012 election cycle? Forrest Lucas is also listed as one of the sponsors.
Maybe McQuillen is stockpiling cash for a run at Mayor of Indianapolis in 2015 or something before that in 2014? Only McQuillen probably knows. It just seems like a strange time, in the midst of this 2012 campaign, to be hosting such a big fundraiser. I'm sure Carlos May and other local Republicans on the ballot in 2012 fighting for cash are just thrilled to see someone not even in this cycle siphon it off.