Ed Coleman Archive

Ed Coleman Again Attacked with Lies by Sandlin Campaign.

 Councillor Ed Coleman
(one of his infamous new suits?) Jack Sandlin’s at it again.

Sandlin Acting Scared on the South Side

If you haven’t yet noticed, I hope you take a minute to turn your attention to a very interesting Council race that has been developing on the South Side.

Rupert Makes It Official: He’s Running For Governor

The wait is over. After speculating since August, Rupert Boneham made it official in an afternoon press conference today at the American Legion Post on Holt Road. Rupert is, in fact, going to be seeking the Libertarian Party’s Nomination for Governor of Indiana.
This comes as no real surprise to people who have been following the story. Most indications since Boneham formed his exploratory commission in August have been that this would be his decision. When the announcement was made almost a week early that today’s press conference would be taking place, it left little doubt. The local news even covered the story as fact as early as yesterday.
Rupert was introduced by his campaign manager, Evan McMahon, and by Indianapolis City-County councillor Ed Coleman, who represents more constituents than any other Libertarian in the nation.
In his press conference, Rupert stated he is dedicated to bringing jobs to Indiana by creating a level playing field for all businesses, be they large, small, or home-based. He stated he is a believer in unions, is currently a union member himself, but also supports right-to-work legislation.

State Libertarian chairperson Sam Goldstein stated he was “excited about the announcement, but will wait to offer any official endorsement until after the final choice is made at our April convention. “
Because of the way state laws are written, Libertarians are not allowed to participate in the primary process. Instead, they choose from their candidates at party nominating conventions each spring. As of now, Boneham is the only person who has announced they are seeking the Libertarian’s gubernatorial nomination.

Boneham’s campaign released a campaign poster at the well-attended press conference (so well attended that it felt more like a “Go Rupert, Go”! rally than it did a press conference.) The poster, shades of blue with a semi-circle of gold stars above gold

Coleman Goes Prime-Time

City-Councillor Ed Coleman, seeking re-election in the Southside’s 24th District, has released a couple of commercials.

Coleman Raises $65K in One Weekend

Indianapolis City-County Councillor Ed Coleman has had a great couple of days. This weekend, between a large donation from the Libertarian National Committee and donations from several other donors, Ed was able to raise approximately $65,000.

Ed is currently an At-Large councillor for Indianapolis who was elected as a Republican, but switched to the Libertarian Party after becoming disgusted with the internal workings of the local Republican leadership. He is running as a District 24 candidate this year.

From the Libertarian Party of Indiana’s release in the subject’s

–>>This is not just a game-changer for my race, but also for the entire Libertarian Party,” said Councilor Ed Coleman. “We hope this serves as a signal to all elected Republicans and Democrats that standing on principle doesn’t mean campaigning alone. The party of principle will work to help elect and re-elect Libertarians to make true change in the political arena. I would like to thank the LNC for recognizing this opportunity, and stepping up to keep the libertarian message moving forward.”<<--

The donations obviously springboard Coleman into the realm of money that the two major parties may deal with regularly, but is uncommon among local third-party candidates. Even among the major parties, this kind of funding is uncommon in district council races, where $10-15 thousand is more the norm. His opponent, for example, most recently reported $4,000 raised, with $1,000 in debt.

If Coleman can use the