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Republican Councilman’s wife endorses Democrat Henry for Mayor

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Sometimes, politics make for some unexpected pairings.

The wife of City Council President Dr. John Crawford, who lost the Republican primary in the Fort Wayne mayoral campaign, has come out to endorse Democratic Mayor Tom Henry.

“I’m a Republican for Henry because he works for all parties,” Marcia Crawford says in a new Henry campaign advertisement.

Dr. Crawford, who hasn’t yet endorsed either candidate, tells our Partners in News at ABC 21 she didn’t like primary winner Tim Smith’s attacks on her husband and thinks he lacks experience:

“The whole career of 20 years was summarized as being a bad thing for Fort Wayne, I think she thought that crossed the line,” Dr. Crawford said.

Election Day is November 5th.

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Richard E. Sutorius October 2, 2019 at 8:44 am

Sounds like a case of sour grapes to me. Term Limits! We need new and fresh ideas in all levels of government.

Get over yourself, Mrs. Crawford.

Rocky October 2, 2019 at 10:35 am

So If Tim was just pointing out some flaws in John’s 20 year track record, are those really attack ads if what he said is true? That being said, one could make a pretty good argument that, based on John’s track record, John isn’t even a Republican especially “Conservative” and be surprised if Marcia ever was either. So she’s voting with her feelings…sounds like a Democrat to me. Endorsing Tom then publicly announcing it just looks petty and childish…also a Democrat tactic

Anita L McMahon October 2, 2019 at 11:48 am

Could this be a case of John Crawford hiding behind his wife’s skirts? Seems he should be man enough to say it himself. I would call this a SORE LOSER endorsement.


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