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Campaign Highlights, September 13, 2020

A TIME OF TRIBUTE As autumn approaches, we have several occasions to pause and reflect. Labor Day reminds us to extend gratitude to American workers and the labor unions that made this holiday possible. We also honor the fallen on Patriot Day, including first responders who gave their all trying to save victims of this heinous act. On a personal note, Thomasina sends heartfelt thanks to all who paid tribute to her father following his passing on August 30. ON THE ROAD AGAIN On September 5, Terre Haute welcomed Thomasina as she enjoyed a visit to the Terre Haute Farmer's Market, then handed out campaign signs at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Vigo County. Vigo County has a great lineup of candidates for 2020! Later that day, Thomasina headed to Owen County for a yard sign giveaway in the town of Spencer.

Thomasina spent September 6 corresponding, planning and discussing strategy with our southern belt in Warrick and Vanderburgh Counties.

Hope returned to Terre Haute on September 7 as Thomasina celebrated Labor Day with the Vigo County Democrats Honor Drive.

September 8 found Thomasina in Evansville at the University of Southern Indiana College Democrats meeting. It was great to discuss issues with the group!

Thomasina visited DuBois County on September 9, meeting with Lieutenant Governor candidate Linda Lawson, Indiana State House District 63 candidate Teresa Kendall, Dubois Democrats vice-chairperson Mikayla Granados, and concerned citizens regarding the mid-state corridor. They discussed Thomasina's plans and vision to increase labor jobs and sustainable work while developing commerce in that area and throughout the 8th District.

Later that day, Thomasina met privately with Ms. Lawson, attended an Indiana Stonewall Democrats board meeting, and fulfilled her role as Montgomery Precinct Chair at the Owen County Democratic Party meeting.

On Patriot Day, Thomasina paused in the morning to light a candle for the fallen at St Judes' Catholic Church in Spencer before traveling to the Warrick County Democrats Golf Scramble, where she gratefully accepted a check from the Warrick County Central Committee.

Thomasina also celebrated the 97th birthday of her “#1 supporter” and former rubber union president Bill Kitchens, who voted for Franklin Roosevelt! Later, Thomasina visited the Booneville VFW Post, which includes members from Warrick, Perry, and Spencer Counties.

Thomasina spent the morning of September 12 attending a parade in Grandview with the Spencer County Democrats. Thanks to everyone for the great turnout!

Afterward, she spent several hours passing out yard signs in Spencer & Dubois Counties and joined a Zoom meeting with supporters from Warrick County while “out & about." On September 13, Thomasina traveled to the northern end of the District for the Vermillion County Democrats drive-through chicken & noodle dinner fundraiser at the Cayuga Firehouse, then spent the rest of a lovely day distributing yard signs in the Great 8th!


September 15: Listen in for Thomasina during the Warrick County Farm Bureau virtual “Meet the Candidates” forum. Tune in to WBNM Radio at AM 1540/FM 99.9 starting at 7:00 pm central time.

September 17: Thomasina will be at Rolling Meadows Golf Club in Spencer for the Owen County Community Foundation Golf Open from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Learn more at

September 18: Meet the candidates and register to vote with Thomasina and the Dubois County Democrats at the Dog Haus in Jasper from 5:00-7:00.


Hope in 8 yard signs are so popular that we're run out of them, but don't worry! Spencer, Vermillion, and Vigo counties still have a few, and we expect replenishment of supplies this week. Thank you to everyone who displays a yard sign in support of our campaign!

Fewer than 50 days remain until Election Day, but there's still time to make a difference! We need your help now more than ever. Click the "DONATE" button on our website or mail a check to: HOPE IN 8, PO Box 461, Spencer, IN 47460.


Tragically, COVID-19 continues to ravage Indiana, hitting the 8th District especially hard. Please remain vigilant about wearing a well fitted face mask, social distancing, and other safety measures. We care about your health!

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