The Combined Campaign of Democratic candidate for Governor John Gregg, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Donnelly and Fifth District Congressional candidate Scott Reske have opened a regional campaign office in Fishers, located in the Marsh shopping center on the northeast corner of 116th St. and Allisonville Road. The address is 11649 Fishers Station Dr.
In 2008, Obama for America created a stir by opening a Fishers office in the same area for the primary, then again in the fall. That was the first time a Democratic presidential candidate had opened a Hamilton County office in living memory. Obama later opened offices in Carmel, Noblesville, and Westfield. The Obama campaign reportedly is still considering opening a Hamilton County office this year.
Likewise this office appears to be a first for Hamilton County, long considered a Republican stronghold. However, as I have previously noted, Hamilton County has also become attractive to Democratic statewide and Congressional candidates due to its size. Hamilton County is capable of producing north of 40,000 votes for these candidates, which is one of the largest potential sources of Democratic votes in the state. It is therefore a logical choice for these candidates to locate here.
I am informed that the campaigns will host regular phonebanking and canvassing from this office. Potential volunteers are invited to stop in any day between 10 am and 8 pm.