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Friday, May 16, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Busch announces showdown with Meade for Tippecanoe Circuit Court"

A reader sends this note:

More Tippecanoe Judicial Candidate Drama...

One incumbent (Superior IV race) already lost in primary (Zeman 58%, Donat 42%). Superior II vacated by sitting Judge Busch; Superior V, vacated by Judge Meade. Circuit Judge Daniel retiring. And now this! Busch changes mind on retirement and enters different race.

The reader points to this WLFI 18 story by Dan Klein, that begins:
TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – The judging carousel continues to turn in Tippecanoe County. Another current judge announced he will run for a spot on a different bench in the fall.

Current Superior II Judge Thomas Busch (D) plans to run for Circuit Court in November. He told News 18 that his opponent in that race is a primary reason, current Superior V Judge Les Meade (R).

If someone else would have won the Republican primary, Busch may not have decided to run.

“I probably wouldn’t,” he said.

Busch declined to say anything more related to Meade, who beat Earl McCoy in the Republican primary last week.

Busch says he was urged to run and not retire by a number of people. When no other Democrat decided to run for Circuit Court Judge, he decided he would rather keep working than retire.

See the ILB's May 7th report here.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 16, 2014 08:40 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts