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.

2 debate parties planned

“Watch parties” have been organized for Monday’s presidential debate and Thursday’s Indiana gubernatorial debate.

IPFW College Republicans will have a presidential debate watch party starting at 8:45 p.m. Monday in the “stomping grounds” at Walb Student Union. Pizza and snacks will be provided. The debate begins at 9 p.m.

AARP Indiana will have a gubernatorial debate watch party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Admission and dinner are free, but reservations are required, and space is limited. To register, call 877-926-8300.

The debate broadcast will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Earlier, AARP will discuss its goals for the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.

The non-partisan AARP asks that guests “leave any campaign/candidate materials, signs, etc. at home.”

Thursday’s debate among Libertarian Rupert Boneham, Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence will be in the studios of WFWA-TV, PBS 39, and broadcast by the station. It is sponsored by the Indiana Debate Commission.