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State Senator Tallian endorsed by Indiana Manufacturers Association

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State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, has received the endorsement of the Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA), according to a statement released on Monday.

The IMA represents more than a 1,000 companies who employ thousands of workers, has been in existence since 1901, and is “the voice of manufacturing in Indiana,” the statement said.

IMA Vice-president Ed Roberts said that Tallian received its endorsement based on her views and positions on manufacturing issues. “We have long understood that Indiana’s economic future is heavily influenced by the laws and regulations” of this state. “Having examined the candidates, we find manufacturing interests would be best served by your winning this election. . . . We urge all manufacturers, business persons, employers and the voters of Senate District 4 to vote for Karen Tallian.”

“I am proud to have the endorsement of the IMA” Tallian said. “I have previously also received the endorsements of local labor unions, the NWI Building Trades Association, and the Indiana AFL-CIO. To be endorsed by both labor and manufacturers is, I hope, recognition of my commitment to work toward bringing groups together to move Indiana forward. I will continue to work for common sense solutions that can benefit both labor and business and get our economy rolling again.”

Meanwhile, Tallian has also received the endorsement from the Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT Pac. The Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT is a political action committee of Indiana Farm Bureau, organized to make endorsements for state and federal offices. It is a grass-roots organization and includes the input of county Farm Bureau volunteers.

Tallian is the Democrat incumbent in District 4, which includes a big portion of Porter County as well as Merrillville and Crown Point. She is the ranking minority member of the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee, and also serves on the State Budget Committee, Senate Appropriations, and the Energy and Environment Committee.



Posted 10/12/2010




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