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aka "Miss Victory"

Monday, February 16, 2009

City Councilman Ed Coleman defects from Republicans: Joins Libertarians

HFFT just received notice of tomorrow's press conference announcing that city councilman-at-large, Ed Coleman, is leaving the Republican Party to join the Libertarian Party. I'm not sure, but I don't think any other elected official has defected. Please pipe up to correct me if I'm wrong. This act of courage on Ed's part just might make national news.

You all can blame me, because I may have been the first to invite Ed to one of our friendly Libertarian gatherings last fall when the Mayor cut the arts budget.

If you are free tonight, there's a Libertarian After Hours on the south side at the Oaken Barrel. Please feel free to join us, no matter what your party affiliation. You will never meet a better bunch of politically astute and ethical people.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Libertarian Party of Marion County and Libertarian Party of Indiana has called a press conference for 10:30 AM, Tuesday, February 17th in the Capehart Room, 4th Floor of the Columbia Club at 121 Monument Circle where an existing, elected representative will announce a change of affiliation to the Libertarian Party.

Libertarian Party officials will make statements, provide additional information and will be available for questions at that time.


Melyssa said...

I would like to publish an apology to Ed and our Libertarian leadership for jumping the gun and publishing this announcement before they wanted it released. It was an honest mistake.

Thanks to the Libertarians who already offered me their quick forgiveness and their agility at the Craft of Lemonade. I'm proud to be in your ranks. And most of all I'm blown away by Ed's courage. Thanks for the bottom of my heart.

Pete Boggs said...

Welcome Ed !!! Libertarian: the way classic liberals & neo-cons used to vote. Or, Libertarian: the way you'd vote if you gave yourself permission...