Political Notebook

  • Fries gets Farm nod
    Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries has received the endorsement of the Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT in his primary election race for the District 15 Indiana State Senate seat.
  • Wyss honored by commissioners
    The Allen County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday paid tribute to retiring state Sen. Tom Wyss at its legislative recap breakfast.
  • 3 Democrats to talk taxes
    Democratic candidates for state auditor, a state Senate seat and Wayne Township trustee will have a joint appearance Monday to talk about Earned Income Tax Credit programs and helping low-income Hoosiers file their tax returns.

Voter registration drive at speedway

A race-car sponsor will be hunting for voters as well as a victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend.

American Majority, a conservative organization that trains political activists and candidates, is the sponsor of the No. 81 Toyota driven by Jason Bowles in NASCAR's Nationwide Series. The series' Indy 250 race on Saturday is a warm-up for Sunday's Brickyard 400 in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. American Majority also will have a voter-registration booth at the speedway. The group's president, Ned Ryun, and Bowles will be available for media interviews and garage tours, according to a news release. Ryun and his organization are affiliated with the tea party movement. American Majority said in a news release that its racing presence "is designed to educate Americans about how smaller government and less spending will 'Keep America Free.'" Bowles is 13th in the Nationwide standings. The series' better-known drivers include Danica Patrick and Sam Hornish Jr., the Defiance, Ohio, native who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2006.