August, 1968: Democrats convene in Chicago to nominate candidate Hubert Humphrey, who lost the Presidential seat to Republican Richard Nixon later that year. Four years later, as a result of extreme disunity in the Democratic Party, at all levels, a new wave of Democrats entered into the Indiana political fold. That year, Julia Carson presents her candidacy for Indiana House of Representatives. Carson defies party convention: she breaks the slate, she wins her primary, she defeats her general election opponent, and she becomes the first candidate of color to represent District 45 in the Indiana House.
Come one, come all! To celebrate some major wins for our campaign in 2018, and to launch what will be an outstanding next year of campaigning for Patrick Wagner, Hotel Tango is generously hosting our official campaign kickoff on January 17. Enjoy a craft cocktail at the nation’s first service-disabled combat veteran-owned distillery, hear Patrick’s vision for Indianapolis, and learn how you can support this progressive movement in District 16.