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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

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Johnson1092104
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Porter49521
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Howard37620
Jackson3681
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Morgan27024
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Grant19521
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Warrick16528
Dearborn16421
Monroe16211
Vigo1507
Lawrence14623
Miami1391
Putnam1347
Jennings1284
Orange12422
Scott1183
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Carroll932
Daviess8416
Marshall801
Steuben802
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LaGrange622
Washington521
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Jay460
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Owen341
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Blackford202
Switzerland190
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Parke180
Spencer171
Posey160
Gibson142
Ohio130
Warren121
Adams121
Vermillion100
Martin90
Union80
Pike60
Unassigned0159

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 33439

Reported Deaths: 2044
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Cuyahoga4137224
Marion262823
Hamilton2523131
Lucas2162233
Pickaway204635
Mahoning1367173
Summit1315160
Butler82626
Stark70091
Columbiana68250
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Portage31357
Medina31020
Delaware30213
Lake28712
Wood28045
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Wayne25650
Fairfield2484
Clark2316
Licking21811
Mercer2014
Allen20132
Clermont1975
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Erie1635
Darke15619
Madison1447
Washington11819
Crawford1103
Morrow1041
Greene985
Ottawa9412
Putnam8714
Monroe7412
Sandusky7011
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Ross672
Jefferson652
Auglaize643
Huron551
Williams521
Hancock481
Muskingum460
Union460
Clinton430
Hardin410
Shelby402
Wyandot372
Fayette370
Logan370
Fulton360
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Defiance332
Guernsey330
Preble311
Holmes291
Carroll293
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Brown251
Knox231
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Seneca192
Vinton191
Ashland190
Perry181
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Henry150
Scioto150
Paulding130
Jackson120
Harrison100
Adams81
Gallia71
Van Wert60
Pike60
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Morgan50
Unassigned00
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