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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:00 pm

Once upon a time in Franklin County, general passion was evident by members of the two major political parties, the Democrats and Republicans. While there’s still some passion for their parties, it’s not what it once was. We suspect this is the situation in other parts of the state and nation. We have more Independents today and their ranks seem to be growing.

The central county committees of the two parties held their organizational meetings shortly after the August primary election. As in the past, committeemen and committeewomen who were elected by townships and city wards met to elect officers and plan for the general election. As in recent past years, many of these committee posts for both men and women were vacant. No one filed. That’s not completely unusual. Even in the glory years of the political parties, there always were a few vacancies. It’s the number of vacancies that continues to grow.

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