STATE SENATOR JIM TOMES REFUSES TO DEBATE CANDIDATE EDIE HARDCASTLE

first_imgSTATE SENATOR JIM TOMES REFUSES TO DEBATE CANDIDATE EDIE HARDCASTLEMultiple Dates Offered, Tomes Declines to Participate EVANSVILLE, Indiana – Edie Hardcastle, Democratic candidate for state senate seat District 49, revealed today that her opponent, Republican incumbent Jim Tomes, refuses to participate in a televised debate jointly hosted by the Courier & Press and by WNIN. He has refused despite being offered three potential dates: October 22nd, October 24th, and November 1st, , any of which Hardcastle has agreed to make herself available.Hardcastle states: “The Courier & Press and WNIN have invited us both to debate the issues so the public can learn more about us and what we stand for, but Jim Tomes has refused all three opportunities. I think Hoosiers need someone who is willing to stand up and answer questions about education, wages, and healthcare. What is he afraid of?” A biology professor at USI, Hardcastle has dubbed her opponent “the gun guy,” because over the last eight years, he has authored legislation that has legalized switchblade knives and sawed-off shotguns, and now wants to put guns in the hands of our teachers. Indiana Democratic Party officials echoed Hardcastle’s dismay. John Zody, Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party, said, “This is happening all over Indiana. Republican candidates are afraid to talk to voters about their record of trying to take away health care, voting rights, and doing nothing to make sure Hoosiers are protected equally or to address the issue of livable wages.” Scott Danks, Chair of the Vanderburgh County Democrats, said, “Tomes is refusing to debate because he’s afraid to defend his unpopular, radical ideas. If he’s afraid to stand up to Edie, how can we have confidence he’ll stand up to the other forty-nine State Senators on issues that are critical to his constituents?”Hardcastle’s platform focuses on three issues: education, jobs, and energy. She is a proponent of universal pre-K and supports fully funding public schools to improve educational outcomes and to address Indiana’s teacher shortage. She is also a strong proponent of raising the state-level minimum wage to reduce poverty and income inequality, increase economic activity, and encourage job growth. To strengthen District 49’s position as the “crossroads of America” and to attract big business to the area, Hardcastle will work to secure state funding for infrastructure repair, maintenance, and upgrades. And to create jobs, lower energy bills, and counteract pollution and climate change, she will advocate for investment in renewable energy sources.Hardcastle has also agreed to attend three other area candidate forums, the first hosted by Indivisible Evansville on Tuesday, September 18th (7:00 pm at Ivy Tech Auditorium), the second by the West Side Improvement Association on Thursday, September 20th (6:00 pm at Howell Park Shelter House), and third by the United Neighborhoods of Evansville on Thursday, September 27th (6:00 pm at the CK Newsome Center). The candidate forums precede the upcoming general election, which will be held on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.(District 49 is comprised of Posey County, five townships in Gibson County, and eight townships in Vanderburgh County. Jim Tomes has held the District 49 seat since 2010.)FOOTNOTE: For more information about the Edie Hardcastle, follow her on Facebook and Twitter at @Hardcastle2018, or on Instagram at @hardcastle2018. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 28

first_imgLady Eagle – 1. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 617; 2. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 587; 3. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 441; 4. Hannah Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 330; 5. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 217; 6. Brooklynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 197; 7. Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., 196; 8. Brenda Kirby, Bullhead City, Ariz., 177; 9. Tomi Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 163; 10. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 147; 11. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas, 144; 12. Patti Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 142; 13. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 140; 14. Lee Riley, Merkel, Texas, 138; 15. Stepha­nie Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 134; 16. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 132; 17. Kenzie Olsen, Bullhead City, Ariz., 125; 18. Kellie Drury, Eldora, Iowa, 116; 19. Kelsy Hayes, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., 113; 20. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 76. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 901; 2. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 603; 3. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 528; 4. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 527; 5. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, and Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, both 472; 7. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 455; 8. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 387; 9. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 385; 10. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 381; 11. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 377; 12. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 374; 13. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 369; 14. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., and Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., both 365; 16. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 356; 17. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 348; 18. Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 336; 19. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., and Austin Kiefer, Pahrump, Nev., both 335. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 346; 2. Christopher Stewart, Tatum, N.M., 277; 3. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 263; 4. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 262; 5. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, and Damon Hammond, Bur­leson, Texas, both 232; 7. Tim Ihnen, Cortez, Colo., 218; 8. Mark Patterson, Merkel, Texas, 215; 9. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 213; 10. Joseph “J.D.” Parsons, Durango, Colo., and James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, both 211; 12. Steve Blair, Cortez, Colo., 205; 13. Brooklynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 197; 14. Kevin Manning, Kaufman, Texas, 192; 15. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 189; 16. Tyler Honeywell, Antlers, Okla., 164; 17. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, 162; 18. Matt Mueller, Stamford, Texas, and Kevin Ward (114), Abilene, Texas, both 161; 20. Gary Under­wood, Abilene, Texas, 160. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 562; 2. Steffan Carey, Bloom­field, N.M., 536; 3. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz., 530; 4. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 523; 5. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 497; 6. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 437; 7. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 428; 8. Brendon LaBatte, Noonan, N.D., 409; 9. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 381; 10. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 372; 11. Kenny Gill, Peoria, Ariz., 366; 12. D.J. Werkmeister, Mesa, Ariz., 359; 13. Leslie Gill, Odessa, Texas, 358; 14. Tony Hill, Cortez, Colo., 350; 15. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 338; 16. Hannah Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 330; 17. Nug­get Shupe, Moab, Utah, 316; 18. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 314; 19. Irvin Kevin Roberts, Gresham, Ore., 307; 20. Gene Henrie, Cedar City, Utah, 303. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 582; 2. Steve Bitting, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 526; 3. Brad King, New Town, N.D., 491; 4. Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 383; 5. Francisco Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 306; 6. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 294; 7. Paul O’Connor, Sur­prise, Ariz., 281; 8. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 275; 9. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 10. Jason Penny, Yuma, Ariz., 271; 11. Andrew Pearce, Meadow, Utah, 268; 12. James Robin­son, Yuma, Ariz., 265; 13. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 237; 14. Reven Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 228; 15. Larry Rust, La Plata, N.M., 208; 16. Kyler Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 206; 17. Chad Nelson, Florence, Colo., 204; 18. Ron Roe, Phoenix, Ariz., 196; 19. Richard Killingbeck, Cortez, Colo., 187; 20. Oscar Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 174. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Billy Ayres, Glendale, Ariz., 352; 2. Steve Riojas, Waxahachie, Texas, 295; 3. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 217; 4. William Millard, Dolores, Colo., 210; 5. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 203; 6. Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., 196; 7. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, and Michael Pratt, Aztec, N.M., both 194; 9. Ron Richardson, Whitewater, Colo., 192; 10. Jim Klokke, Farmington, N.M., 185; 11. Patrick Miller, Rhome, Texas, 173; 12. Rafe O’Brien, Cortez, Colo., 145; 13. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 140; 14. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 139; 15. Darren Sage, Yuma, Ariz., 136; 16. Stephanie Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 134; 17. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 132; 18. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 127; 19. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, and Jaedon Erickson, Welcome, Minn., both 126.center_img Junior National Championship – 1. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 580; 2. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 523; 3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 460; 4. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 381; 5. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 282; 6. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 7. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 262; 8. Reven Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 228; 9. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 217; 10. Tyler Inman, Altoona, Iowa, 216; 11. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 213; 12. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 189; 13. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 187; 14. Dallon Murty, Chel­sea, Iowa. 185; 15. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 175; 16. Tomi Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 163; 17. Brock Rogers, Yuma, Ariz., 156; 18. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 147; 19. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 141; 20. David Ryan Sanford Jr., Hawley, Texas, 134. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 120; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 112; 3. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 110; 4. William “B.J.” Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 99; 5. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 92; 6. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 85; 7. Lyle Klein, Dubuque, Iowa, 79; 8. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 76; 9. Matt Strassheim, Morning Sun, Iowa, 66; 10. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., and Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, both 65; 12. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 64; 13. Mitch Manternach, Dyersville, Iowa, 63; 14. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 61; 15. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 57; 16. Kelly Pestka, DeWitt, Iowa, and Stacy Griffis, Solon, Iowa, both 54; 18. Don Pataska, Miles, Iowa, 50; 19. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, and LeRoy Brenner, Aledo, Ill., both 44. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 178; 2. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 136; 3. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 129; 4. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 112; 5. Jay Rus­sell, Wathena, Kan., and Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., both 108; 7. Toby Chapman, Pan­ama, Neb., 103; 8. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 98; 9. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 94; 10. Saban Bibent, Cincinnati, Ohio, 92; 11. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 91; 12. Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Wash., 89; 13. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., and Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., both 85; 15. Jack Dover, Springfield, Neb., 77; 16. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 76; 17. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., and Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., both 74; 19. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 73; 20. Zach Patterson, Yukon, Okla., 72. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 619; 2. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 617; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 612; 4. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 587; 5. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 580; 6. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 506; 7. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 503; 8. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 445; 9. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz., 440; 10. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 419; 11. Timothy Allerdings, Prescott Valley, Ariz., 406; 12. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 404; 13. David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 381; 14. Darin Center, Mesa, Ariz., 341; 15. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 331; 16. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 326; 17. Michael Wells, Pahrump, Nev., 320; 18. Kyle Salo, Peoria, Ariz., 318; 19. Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 314; 20. Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M., 311.last_img read more