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April 18, 2014

GOP set for Lincoln-Reagan Day celebration

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats will be the featured speaker at the annual Daviess County Republican Lincoln-Reagan dinner. The dinner is set for April 22 at the Padaco event center.

“Senator Coats is always a big draw at Lincoln Day dinners across the state and is in high demand as a speaker at GOP events,” said Daviess County Republican Party Chairman Jan Schuler-Hicks. “I am very excited to hear Coats’ legislative program for 2014 first hand.”

Coats has served in the state legislature, then as a congressman, and later was elected to the U.S. Senate. He stepped down in 1999 and later was appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany. In 2011, Coats was once again elected to the senate. He now serves on four committees: Appropriations; Select Intelligence; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and the Joint Economic Committee.

“I am really excited to hear more about his ten point plan called the Indiana Way,” said Schuler-Hicks. That plan takes a model of Indiana and he ideas he has gathered from Hoosiers to make the nation stronger.

The Lincoln-Reagan Dinner comes just two weeks before the primary election. “This is the time to get Republicans together and rally them to get to the polls,” said Schuler-Hicks. “We have several contested primary races. The candidates will be at the dinner and people will have a chance to talk with them one-on-one.”

Between the politics of the local races and the appearance of Coats the republicans are expecting a good turnout. “We are expecting a good crowd,” said Schuler-Hicks.

Besides rallying the party the event will also take some time out to remember former party chairman Martin Mumaw III. Mumaw, who was also the Daviess County Treasurer, passed away in March 2013.

A reception begins the event at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per couple or $20 for an individual. They are available at the Odon Journal, by emailing or by calling Schuler-Hicks at 812-254-3995.

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