WISH-TV and Inside INdiana Business report it is the second attempt this month to oust Bauer, who has come under criticism for election strategy.
IndyPolitics.org Publisher Abdul-Hakim Shabazz says backlash against a long-term incumbent doesn’t shock him, but he is surprised about how much of the discussion has been made public.
Abdul says Bauer is an “old school politician” who is “not big on sharing” power, so he ends up taking most of the blame when the party struggles.
He believes Bauer can hold onto his job if Democrats are able to keep a quorum-proof minority after the November election. Even so, Abdul says the party needs to do a better job in developing a “farm system,” since many of the party’s young candidates lost in the most recent election.
The effort by Democrats earlier this month had failed because there weren’t enough members at the meeting for a quorum.
Bauer has spent four years as House speaker and six as minority leader for the Democrats. He has served in the House since 1970.
Source: Inside INdiana Business, Wish-TV