(AP) — House Minority Leader Patrick Bauer says he won't resign and
believes Democrats will be making a mistake if they try to oust him before
the November election.
Bauer held a
Statehouse news conference Wednesday amid reports his caucus would meet
Thursday in Lafayette to vote to remove him as its leader.
The South Bend
lawmaker has led House Democrats for a decade and spent most of that time
as speaker. But bruising losses in 2010 gave Republicans a 60-40 majority
in the House and control of redistricting, and Democrats unhappy over how
Bauer is handling campaign fundraising and spending fear losing more
acknowledges the frustration of being in the minority but says many of the
attacks on him are personal. He says now is a time for unity.