Political Notebook


Governor's endorsement

Republicans endorsing each other typically doesn't make news, but governors don't typically endorse municipal candidates outside of mayoral races.

Gov. Mitch Daniels, however, has apparently endorsed the Republican Fort Wayne clerk candidate, Zach Bonahoom, according to a release from the Bonahoom campaign.

"I support Zach Bonahoom for city clerk because he will be able to find efficiencies, bring fresh ideas to the table and implement cost saving technologies to help his fellow taxpayers," Daniels said in the statement.

Making the endorsement even stranger is that it comes before Daniels has taken a stance on the city's mayoral race, although it is not likely he will break from party ranks. Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman already traveled to town to endorse Hughes.

Bonahoom is facing long-time Democratic Clerk Sandy Kennedy.