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Thursday, June 9, 2016

How can state GOP stand with Trump?

Anyone who has ever spent a long period of time in Indiana – whether it’s during childhood, attending college, or holding a job – they are considered a Hoosier.

And once you’re a Hoosier, you’re always a Hoosier. And in Indiana, we are taught to look after our own.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

By Attacking John Gregg, Mike Pence Attacks Statehouse Republicans

Contact: Drew Anderson
Phone: 765-432-3231 or
May 13, 2016

s Governor Mike Pence kicked off his troubled re-election campaign this week, he was working hard to blame his opponent, Democrat John Gregg, for the global economic collapse following the 9/11 attacks. In doing so, Pence even criticized the records of current Republican leaders.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Down to the Wire

We’re in high gear as we make our final push for the May 3 primary. Recently, we’ve been in Evansville to greet voters with former President Bill Clinton at the Penny Lane Coffeehouse and to meet new friends at a campaign reception hosted by Bill and Mary Bennett.

We also were in Jasper with the Southwest Indiana Rural Letter Carriers Association and at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the TRI-CAP Community Action Agency, highlighted by the inspirational keynote speaker Sister Simone Campbell.

Indiana Democratic Party Statement on Mike Pence's Endorsement of Ted Cruz

Contact: Drew Anderson
Phone: 765-432-3231 or
April 29, 2016

John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, released the following statement after Governor Mike Pence formally endorsed Ted Cruz for President of the United States. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Welcome to The Hoosier State – Home of Mike Pence’s Failed Political Career

Contact: Drew Anderson
Phone: 765-432-3231 or
April 27, 2016

Below: Top Ten Reasons Why Mike Pence has Indiana Falling Behind the Rest of the USA

Welcome to the state of Indiana! For the seasoned campaigners and media visiting this great state, the Indiana Democratic Party today would like to fully extend our Hoosier Hospitality (or what’s left of it) your way.   

Mike Pence’s RFRA Puts Future Final Fours at Risk, State Economy Could Lose Millions More

Indiana Democratic Party
Contact: Drew Anderson
Phone: 765-432-3231 or
April 28, 2016

IndyStar: NCAA vote: No Final Fours in cities without anti-discrimination [state] laws 

RFRA’s long-term effects continue to hurt state economy, damage state’s “Hoosier Hospitality” reputation 

Mike Pence’s discriminatory policies continue to damage Indiana’s economy by driving economic opportunities away from the state. Just yesterday, the NCAA – which is headquartered in Indianapolis – announced the organization will no longer hold its coveted Final Four basketball tournament in states that do not have anti-discrimination policies.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Invitation to Ron Drake's 8th District Family Farm and Home

April 15, 2016
                 P.O. BOX 444
                 SULLIVAN, INDIANA 47882
                 (202) 365-8262   

Today Ron Drake, a Democratic candidate for Congress from the 8th Congressional District, announced the annual alpaca shearing at his family farm. The event will take place commencing approximately mid-morning on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Mr. Drake issued an invitation to the news media and the general public to attend.  Mr. Drake’s home and family farm are located in Sullivan County, Indiana, between Fairbanks and Farmersburg, at 9997 North, County Road 350 West, Farmersburg, Indiana 47850. Flatboat Journey of Remembrance is also docked there and may be viewed on the farm lake.

Mr. Drake is a Sullivan County farmer, attorney, long ago teacher and former state representative from Sullivan and Clay Counties. Mr. Drake’s family were among the early settlers in Sullivan County nearly 200 years ago. He has operated the family’s Sullivan County farm for more than 20 years. During that time he has commuted between his Sullivan County home and farm and his law practice and home in Washington, D.C. There he represents non-affluent educationally disabled children.

Click here to view a brochure supplied by Mr. Drake.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bearing the Burden of Congressional Inaction--Orentlicher for Congress

As new research indicates, the consequences of congressional inaction are serious for lower-income families, especially in the 8th District and other parts of Indiana. When people cannot earn a decent wage, they do not live as long as their wealthier neighbors. Moreover, the gap in life expectancy between rich and poor has been increasing in recent years.

But good government can compensate for the impact of poverty on health.  When Congress raises the minimum wage and invests more in job creation, fewer families remain poor. And when poor people live in communities with good public health policies and good social services, their life expectancy rises.

Unfortunately, the 8th District’s incumbent has been sitting on the sidelines rather than promoting policies that would help those in need. We need a member of Congress who represents the public’s interest on Capitol Hill. That’s what I will do as your representative in DC.

To win election, we need your help. Today is our pre-primary fundraising deadline, and I hope you can help us meet our very important fundraising goal. Whether you give $5 or $500, your support now will do much to help us have a successful campaign.

We can take a check made out to "Orentlicher for Congress" and mailed to P.O. Box 3053, Terre Haute, IN 47803. Online donations can be made by clicking here. Please contribute by this evening. Thank you very much for your consideration.

For more information on our campaign, you can follow us on our Facebook page and at our website.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Calling All Volunteers—Orentlicher for Congress

The May 3 primary is approaching, and we need your help! There are many important jobs to do between now and then—from work in the field to activities you can do in your own home. Some are big jobs and some are not-so-big, but if we do them together, we can do what we need to do to bring home a victory on May 3.

Come join us as we work together to get the 8th Congressional District back on track to success for everyone.

For details on how to volunteer, please contact Teddi Rausch at

For more information on our campaign, you can follow us on our Facebook page and at our website.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Campaign Update—Orentlicher for Congress

We kicked last week off at the Spencer County Democrats’ Jefferson-Jackson lunch in Chrisney, spoke with voters at the home of Nancy and Michael Drake in Evansville, joined Dubois County Democrats for their Truman Dinner in Jasper, and ended the week with St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Terre Haute—walking in the afternoon parade and attending the St. Patrick’s School holiday party in the evening.

At all of our stops, we are meeting thoughtful voters who are very much engaged in this year’s elections and enthusiastic about our campaign. They are more than ready for a representative who will listen to their concerns and work on their behalf in Washington. For example, we need much greater investments in infrastructure upgrades so we can restore our crumbling roads and bridges, ensure that our water is safe to drink, and create good-paying jobs. Unfortunately, the 8th District’s incumbent is more interested in partisan posturing than addressing constituent needs.

Please do not hesitate to let me know of ideas you have to improve public policy. You can reach me at

For more information on our campaign, you can follow us on our Facebook page and at our website.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Campaign Update: Ron Drake for Congress

February 28, 2016
                 P.O. BOX 444
                 SULLIVAN, INDIANA 47882
                 (202) 365-8262   

Today Ron Drake, 8th District Democratic Party candidate for Congress, reported that he has received a copy of a Campaign Update from Orenlicher for Congress, dated February 23, 2016.  That update states:
We [Mr. Orenlicher] formally filed our candidacy on February 5 for the May 3 Democratic primary, and we do not face any serious opposition for the nomination.  That will allow us to focus on the November general election.