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Together, We Can Win This!

It isn’t uncommon to hear a candidate say, “We can win this”. In my case, I’m not the only one who believes that Jim Lucas can be defeated on November 5th.

State Rep. Jim Lucas won nearly 74% of the vote when he ran for reelection to a safe Republican Indiana House seat in 2022. Now, he might be vulnerable.

Lucas' troubling pattern of behavior, including a history of posting racist memes to social media and a guilty plea for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving a crash scene, has opened a door for Democrats.

Trish Whitcomb is planning to walk through it. The Seymour Democrat is the daughter of former Indiana Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb. She's challenging Lucas in House District 69, which includes portions of Jackson, Bartholomew, Jennings, Scott and Washington counties.

"People who I know to be Republicans come up to me and say, 'I'm so glad you're running against him,'" Whitcomb told me. "They're embarrassed. They're just embarrassed. And they see me as a viable alternative. Part of that is because my family name is known in southern Indiana. They know I come from a legacy of public service."

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