Covington festival pushes back on candidate’s claim of intimidation
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Organizers of a weeklong Fourth of July festival in Covington pushed back Tuesday on an Indiana Senate candidate’s claim that they stalked, intimidated and tried to kick him out of Covington City Park last week as he introduced himself to festival-goers, all because he was a Democrat.
“We never told him he had to leave the park,” Jerry Pope, president of the Covington Celebration Group, said about an account of an encounter David Sanders, the Democratic candidate in Indiana Senate District 23, posted to his campaign page on Facebook on Friday.
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