|Mayor Wayne Seybold|
Karla Bowsher of the Chronicle-Tribune in Marion writes that the American Express lawsuit says Seybold owes $5,357 to the credit card company. Sources close to the Mayor's campaign say that the lawsuit is overblown and tell Indy Democrat that it was essentially motivated by Seybold's questions and disputes over the bill.
Republicans Don Bates, Jr. and Kelly Mitchell are both in the hunt with Seybold for the Republican nomination.
Seybold was in Carmel on Saturday on the campaign trail.
Delegates to the Republican state convention will select their nominee for not only Treasurer but Auditor and Secretary of State. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and Auditor Suzanne Crouch will in all likelihood be on the ticket. Seybold is the favorite to claim the nomination for Treasurer having wrapped up many high-profile endorsements and having the backing of some high-powered Republicans. He is a past candidate for U.S. Congress. So far, the Democrats don't have a candidate for Treasurer.
Incumbent Treasurer Richard Mourdock is term-limited and is rumored to be interested in running for the 8th District Congressional seat currently held by Larry Bucshon.