From: Bryce Carpenter (Bryce@indyrepublicans.com)
Sent: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:03 am
Subject: RE: Save the Date - 2014 Marion County Republican Party Reagan Dinner on April 10thJocelyn,
Jocelyn sent a reply via email that properly slammed Carpenter for the boneheaded move:I received an email from you regarding purchasing a ticket to the 2014 Marion County Republican Party Reagan Dinner. I regret to inform you that we will not be issuing you a ticket as you are a candidate running against the slated team of Marion County Republican Candidates. These dinners are meant to highlight and celebrate the members and volunteers of the Republican Party and raise funds to support the candidates supported and endorsed by the Marion County Republican Organization.
Thank you and have a great day.Bryce CarpenterExecutive DirectorMarion County Republican Central Committee47 South Pennsylvania StreetSuite 300Indianapolis, IN 46204(317) 635-8881 Office(317) 504-6559 Cell(317) 686-4173 Fax
Jocelyn-Tandy AdandePresident, African American Republican Council of Marion County andRepublican CandidateMarion County Clerk of the Circuit Court“People shoot at eagles but they feed Pigeons!”An Open Letter to Fellow RepublicansDon’t let Kyle Walker, Tom John, David Brooks and Bryce Carpenter fool you! As long as the Republican Party loses all of the local offices these RINOs can remain in power by design!I am a true conservative just like former President Ronald Reagan who ran more than once for president, and did Nixon. I CAN WIN IN NOVEMBER!!!!Yes, I volunteered to run for County Recorder in 2010, there was no candidate slated. This group sabotaged my race, sent out the same post card at the last minute, and allowed a white male democrat who voted in one Republican Primary run and be defeated in the 2010 General Election. The grass roots Republican supporters never met Ted Clements. He was not slated. Who picked him to run?Time and time again these RHINOS have cost the Republican Party in Marion County all of the county offices except the office of mayor and a majority of the township offices.
Reason for the loss has been a weak precinct organization and a clear majority of "handpicked" appointed committeemen who have voted the will of the chairman at slating for these offices. Many of the candidates slated did not and could not win.If Governor Pence had needed Marion County to win in 2012, he would have lost the governor's race!Their poor record in Marion County indicates the margin of loss to Democrats by Republican candidates under their leadership. How can they be proud of their track record? Yet, I am being attacked. I am not the County Chairman!2012: President 79,827U.S. Senate 90,827Governor 80,618Attorney General 37,101Superintendent of Public Instruction 82,1387thDistrict Congress 66,294State Senate District 30 4,963Senate Districts 33, 34, 94, 95, 98 vacantState Representative District 87 51State Representative District 92 1,813State Representative District 96 21,277State Representative District 99 5,765State Representative District 100 3,978County Coroner 78,516Treasurer 67,703Surveyor 79,579Township Boards (no candidates)Center 3 of 7 districts vacantLawrence 2 of 7 districts vacantPerry, District 2 47Pike 1 of 7 districts vacantWarren 1 of 7 districts vacantWashington 1 of 7 districts vacantWayne 2of 7 districts vacant2011: 4 at-large city-County Council seats and a majority City Council2,348 - 8,893 (5th to 8th position)2010: U.S. Senate 25,070Secretary of State 20,672State Treasurer 715State Auditor 4,2747th District 30,798County Prosecutor 8,583County Sheriff 26,895County Clerk 20,609County Recorder 22,839Township Offices:Center Trustee 12,041Lawrence Trustee 1,421Pike Trustee 5,977Warren Trustee 2,788Washington Trustee 6,816
Numerous Vacant Township Board Positions and no candidates.As a consultant, my resume reflects a number of candidates over the years I have worked for in both Political Parties. My support and participation in the Republican Party’s is based on the values in the Party’s Platform. In fact, my father, mother aunts and uncles were Republicans. Just like President Reagan, I am qualified, experienced and have the integrity to serve in each of the offices I have sought.In March 2013, I was a candidate for Marion County Chairman of the Party against Kyle Walker who failed to give advance notice to the precinct committeemen that he had opposition for reelection. Yes, it was a stacked convention and later in a meeting with him informed me that if I ever ran for another office, he would guarantee that I would not be slated.I did call county headquarters in November and requested a meeting with the County Chairman to discuss my candidacy for clerk.I was informed by Bryce Carpenter that Kyle did not like me and he would have to check to see if he would grant me a meeting.I told Bryce, “don’t bother, this is a courtesy call and that I would not be going through slating.” I was not willing to pay a large slating fee to the Party and get “screwed”. “Plus, they did not have a full slate of precinct committeemen to carry a slate countywide.” Look at past election results in the county and the results clearly indicate big losses to Democrats.Bruce Carpenter sent me an email stating that I could not purchase a $100.00 ticket to the Reagan Dinner on April 10th... I am one of the few elected precinct committeemen in the Party who was denied a ticket to the Reagan dinner
Over the weekend, I received a slick mail piece slamming Adande for having been a Democrat, with the last activity 15 years earlier. The irony is that Reagan, who the Marion County GOP organization is celebrating with the dinner, used to be a Democrat before switching to the Republican party.
(Note: I could not get my photographs of the mailer to download right, but I found these from 2011 on-line. They are identical to the 2014 slam piece with the exception that "Marion County Clerk" is substituted for "City-County Council at Large" on the second page and, of course, the ballot number is changed as well.)
It is outrageous that Marion County Chairman Kyle Walker is spending scarce money to defeat an unslated Clerk candidate in the primary when he has absolutely no intention of trying to win the Clerk's race in the Fall. That is less resources Republicans have for winnable races in Marion County where they are competing against Democrats.