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Book recounts '08 presidential race

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An Indiana lawyer intimately involved in Barack Obama’s presidential run has written a book about the campaign and how the consistently Republican state went Democrat for the first time since 1964.
 

Kip Tew Tew

Kipper V. Tew , a partner at Indianapolis-based Krieg DeVault, wrote “Journey to Blue” after being the state chair of the Barack Obama presidential campaign in Indiana. Tew is actively involved in the political process, and the book provides an inside look at the victory and the ingredients that went into the historic election.

A former chairman of the state Democratic Party, Tew has also served as chief legal counsel to then-minority leader and current Indiana Speaker of the House B. Patrick Bauer. He has been an advisor for various statewide campaigns.

He began his legal career as counsel to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. He later became manager of Government Affairs at PSI Energy – now Duke Energy – where he concentrated on all issues relating to utilities.

“Journey to Blue” is available in bookstores or can be purchased online at www.journeytoblue.org.•

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  1. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  2. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  3. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

  4. The sad thing is that no fish were thrown overboard The "greenhorn" who had never fished before those 5 days was interrogated for over 4 hours by 5 officers until his statement was illicited, "I don't want to go to prison....." The truth is that these fish were measured frozen off shore and thawed on shore. The FWC (state) officer did not know fish shrink, so the only reason that these fish could be bigger was a swap. There is no difference between a 19 1/2 fish or 19 3/4 fish, short fish is short fish, the ticket was written. In addition the FWC officer testified at trial, he does not measure fish in accordance with federal law. There was a document prepared by the FWC expert that said yes, fish shrink and if these had been measured correctly they averaged over 20 inches (offshore frozen). This was a smoke and mirror prosecution.

  5. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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