Democratic slating ready for spring primaries

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (Feb. 8, 2014) — Last week it was the Republicans, this week the Democrats have slated their candidates for county-wide offices.

The Democratic Party met at the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center.

Marion County Sheriff John Layton and Prosecutor Terry Curry, both incumbents, will lead the party’s tickets in the spring’s primaries and quite possibly the November election.

“Marion County is becoming more Democratic year by year and I think that trend will continue,” Joel Miller, the Marion County Democratic chairman said. “We’re very happy that means that the ideas that we put forward and the candidates that we put forward are getting the attention of the voters.”

In an off-year, when neither Mayor Ballard or city county council Republicans are running for election, Indianapolis Republicans are betting on Sheriff’s candidate Emmitt Carney and Prosecutor hopeful Duane Merchant, to lead the GOP to victory.