Political Notebook

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Everywhere a sign

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg stopped by Fort Wayne last week to introduce his running mate, State Sen. Vi Simpson.

During the event Gregg and Simpson talked about their bipartisan appeal – a push they have made numerous times – yet those statements were made while standing directly under some fairly strong Republican attacks.

At the local union hall where they spoke, signs hung from the ceiling sarcastically congratulating the Associated Builders and Contractors for their successes working with Republicans at the state legislature. The group represents non union workers.

The signs read, “Right to Work,” “Common Wage – Gone,” “Legislative Access – Gone,” Dept of Labor Compliance – Gone,” “Project Labor Agreements – Gone,” “Workmans Comp – Lowest in Nation,” “Unemployment Insurance” and “Public Schools Funding – Gone.”