Campaign Update—Orentlicher for Congress

We’ve been spending a good deal of time preparing for our recount. In the past week, we also walked in the IN Pride Parade and joined the Vigo County Democratic Party for its "Pasta and Politics" dinner. Tomorrow, we’ll be at the Indiana Democratic Party’s State Convention in Indianapolis.

The county fair season kicks off this evening, and we’ll be greeting voters at two fairs next week. On Monday evening, June 20, we’ll be in Cayuga for the Vermillion County Fair, and on Thursday evening, Jun 23, we’ll be in Elnora at the Daviess County Fair.

While our recount won’t begin before July 5, the state allows for pre-recount inspections of ballots to move the process forward more quickly. Both candidates must agree to a pre-recount inspection, and we’re hoping our opponent will join us in requesting an inspection. We’ll keep you posted on further developments.

As we mourn the horrific loss of life at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, we must ensure that Congress addresses the serious problem of gun violence in the United States. We need to respect the right to bear arms, and we also need to respect the right of people to live in a safe environment. We can do much more to protect public safety than we are doing without infringing Second Amendment rights.