Unwanted candidate leads Indiana Democrats to push for nomination changes

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana Democrats are trying to change the ballot process thanks to an unconventional candidate being chosen for the Third District Congressional race.

Tommy Schrader of Fort Wayne is the party’s nominee in the race against Jim Banks, but Democrats don’t want him. Party leaders tell 21Alive his nomination in particular is why they’re now trying to get lawmakers to require at least 250 signatures for a candidate to run for office.

Schrader describes himself as a Donald Trump supporter and says he doesn’t expect to win against Banks, but even if legislation for a new signature threshold is passed, it will be too late as far as Schrader’s contest is concerned. The earliest it could take effect would be the 2018 primary.

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