25 June 2012
By: David Hopp
NUVO (central Indiana)
"I don't know John Strinka. We've never met. But this guy's got guts.
Strinka has filed as a Socialist candidate for the Indiana House of Representatives in, of all places, District 39 - a swatch of the northern suburbs that includes parts of Carmel and Fishers. Jerry Torr is the incumbent there. He's an insurance man who voted for what Strinka calls 'Right to Work For Less' during the last legislative session.
In a press release, Strinka is touted as the first Socialist candidate in decades to qualify for the Indiana ballot. This is worth thinking about. Indiana, after all, plays a distinguished part in the short and largely forgotten history of socialism in the United States...."
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