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May 3, 2008 9:51 AM

From Indiana, finding a Bush in Clinton country

Posted by David Postman

UW Seattle Politicore bloggers are in Indiana for the upcoming Democratic primary. You can read all their reports at their site. Here's a dispatch from Meghan Peters and Will Mari:

FRANKFORT, IN — While driving down Clinton Avenue in Clinton County, we thought passing a Clinton lawn sign would be the icing on the cake. It’d make for a catchy title to our first post in Indiana, something like “Clinton in Clinton on Clinton.”

But there was no such luck in Frankfort, Indiana.

The 16,000-person town is the reddest part of the traditionally red state — and few are concerned with the upcoming Democratic-dominated primary.

“It’s such a Republican-dominated county that sometimes there’s no Democratic candidate on the (local) ballot,” said Janis Thornton, managing editor of The Times, Frankfort’s 128-year-old community newspaper, which has a circulation of about 6,000.

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