GOP, Dems to host debate-viewing parties

Staff report

SIDNEY — Local Republicans and local Democrats can join their fellow party members at presidential debate-watching parties, Sept. 26.

The first debate between presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be televised that night.

Robert Luckey, chairman of the Shelby County Republican Central Committee, and Nathan Zehringer, local campaign chairman for Trump for President, will co-host a watch party with the local Republican Party and the area Trump campaign from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Lev’s BrewHouse, 111 S. Ohio St.

The area Clinton campaign and the Shelby County Democratic Central Committee will stage their party at the local Democratic campaign headquarters, 107 E. Court St., beginning at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

Luckey and Zehringer, both volunteers, have been working together with a team of other volunteers on many events including spending time going door to door campaigning for Trump, as well as this upcoming debate party.

One of these door-knocking events will be Oct. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Luckey and Zehringer invite people to meet them at the local Republican Party campaign headquarters, 100 S. Main Ave., between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. if they would like to be involved in the campaign.

Democratic door-to-door campaigning for Clinton will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and phone campaigning has been scheduled for Sept. 24 and Sept. 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. Volunteers can meet at the Democratic headquarters to help with the canvassing or the phone bank.

The Democrats have also set voter-registration events for Sept. 25 from noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Sept. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m., all at party headquarters, and Sept. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. during the Sidney High School football game at the stadium.

Staff report