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Midterms over, GOP looks toward mayoral election

Tuesday night was an eventful one for the Republican party. The winners all gathered Wednesday for a small celebration and camaraderie after wrapping up midterm elections. Now two Republican mayoral candidates are hoping to have the same outcome for 2019.

Posted: Nov 7, 2018 7:28 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2018 7:04 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- After winning the Third District Congressional seat for a second time. Congressman Jim Banks said there won't be any rest anytime soon. Letting the room at the Republican Headquarters know he's ready to work.

"We go back next week to begin the lame- duck session. The lame-duck session is going to be very busy. A lot of priorities including funding the border wall will be a major topic over the next seven weeks, as well as preparing for the next congress from the leadership elections to a lot of the organizational activity. There's a lot to do over the next seven weeks I don't plan on slowing down one bit," Banks said.

He said last night is a strong indication that northeast Allen County has confidence in the party.

"Republicans in northeast Indiana are as strong as ever. Especially the outline counties outside of Allen County. We've had very significant margins in those counties, and I don't anticipate that changing anytime soon," he added.

He acknowledged the two mayoral candidates in the room offering support to both as they embark on the journey to the 2019 election.
One political newcomer and businessman Tim Smith and Fort Wayne City Council At Large- Dr. John Crawford.

"I think about the mayor's office the same way i think about my current role. What makes my company successful? What makes it effective? You fiscally manage well. From a customer service perspective, you manage well. You put tax payers or customers needs ahead of our own and when you treat customers well year after year, decade after decade, it comes back to you. I'm just a taxpayer in Allen County like the rest of us. I want my government to be run as the best private business I know," Republican mayoral candidate, Tim Smith said.

Both candidates are looking at money management for advancing resources for the city financially and healthwise.

"Being a doctor I have some good ideas to concentrate on better treatment facilities. Less people addicted to drugs, the less drug dealers, less crime. and we need some more police people too," Republican mayoral candidate, Dr. John Crawford said.

He said it's 180 days until the primary, and it will go by pretty fast.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 73287

Reported Deaths: 3036
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion15701725
Lake7496275
Elkhart480184
Allen3835163
St. Joseph342381
Hamilton2723104
Vanderburgh192213
Hendricks1871108
Cass17869
Johnson1741118
Porter129439
Clark120247
Tippecanoe118911
Madison94365
LaPorte89430
Howard88465
Kosciusko84712
Bartholomew78047
Marshall77422
Floyd77246
Monroe74630
Delaware71452
Dubois68712
Boone67246
Noble66329
Hancock64738
Vigo61910
Jackson5855
Warrick57930
LaGrange55710
Shelby54627
Grant52630
Dearborn49628
Morgan46734
Clinton4303
Henry37620
Wayne36810
White36110
Montgomery35221
Lawrence34227
Decatur33532
Harrison32723
Putnam2868
Miami2692
Scott26610
Daviess26420
Greene24634
Franklin24114
Jasper2342
DeKalb2304
Jennings22412
Gibson2214
Steuben2073
Ripley1997
Fayette1867
Carroll1852
Perry18412
Starke1777
Posey1700
Orange16924
Wabash1653
Fulton1642
Wells1622
Jefferson1602
Knox1510
Whitley1516
Washington1391
Tipton1379
Spencer1313
Huntington1223
Newton11810
Randolph1184
Clay1165
Sullivan1131
Adams962
Jay910
Owen871
Pulaski791
Rush764
Brown731
Fountain732
Blackford632
Ohio635
Benton610
Pike530
Parke511
Vermillion490
Switzerland460
Crawford440
Martin430
Union390
Warren221
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Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 99969

Reported Deaths: 3668
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin18182523
Cuyahoga13414499
Hamilton9583255
Lucas5288323
Montgomery431894
Summit3523222
Marion292245
Butler289163
Mahoning2532255
Pickaway238342
Stark1813139
Warren176739
Lorain173678
Columbiana165660
Trumbull1518106
Fairfield136732
Delaware129219
Licking126049
Clark114214
Lake111138
Wood103058
Clermont92111
Medina91435
Miami83238
Tuscarawas78114
Portage75461
Allen73244
Greene68412
Belmont62126
Mercer60513
Richland60012
Erie57027
Ashtabula56246
Geauga55444
Wayne52958
Ross4684
Huron3955
Darke39329
Ottawa37726
Sandusky37316
Hancock3723
Athens3561
Madison35510
Holmes3276
Lawrence2790
Auglaize2506
Union2461
Muskingum2251
Jefferson2242
Scioto2241
Putnam20517
Seneca2043
Knox2037
Washington20222
Preble2012
Coshocton1926
Shelby1904
Crawford1745
Champaign1732
Morrow1682
Hardin16412
Clinton1626
Highland1561
Logan1522
Fulton1471
Wyandot1458
Ashland1433
Defiance1424
Williams1343
Brown1272
Perry1233
Guernsey1167
Henry1162
Hocking1169
Fayette1120
Carroll1115
Monroe9118
Pike760
Jackson740
Van Wert711
Paulding670
Gallia651
Adams592
Meigs380
Vinton312
Harrison261
Morgan250
Noble170
Unassigned00
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