INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dr. Woody Myers, the Democratic Party candidate for governor, and former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will speak to Indiana Democratic Convention delegates on Thursday.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats will have virtual events. Before the event is over, they will have nominated their attorney general candidate from two hopefuls: state Sen. Karen Tallian of Portage and former Evansville mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel. Both will have speeches.
Other speakers, some with recorded messages, at the virtual convention will include the party chair, John Zody, and U.S. Rep. Andre Carson of Indianapolis.
The broadcast on June 4, on WISH-TV starting at 5:30 p.m., will allow delegates to hear from candidates. Following those speeches, delegates will then mail in votes for their selected candidates.
The chairman of the Indiana Democrat Party, John Zody, released the following statement:
The partnership with WISH-TV will provide an unprecedented opportunity to connect Hoosier Democrats around the state,” said Zody. “Throughout, our goal has been to bring Hoosier Democrats together safely while maintaining a critical element of the electoral process. We’re grateful for DuJuan and his team and we’re confident this agreement will take Hoosier Democrats’ 2020 State Convention to the next level.
“The broadcast on June 4 will give Convention delegates an opportunity to hear from our candidates before they mail back their ballots and gives the Party an opportunity to educate delegates on the online convention process. The online convention will occur, as scheduled, on June 13.”
On June 18, WISH-TV will air the Indiana Republican Convention beginning at 5:30 p.m. Republicans will nominate one of four hopefuls, including incumbent Attorney General Curtis Hill, to run for his office in November.