Last week, the Hamilton County Democratic Party requested an investigation into claims of bribery involving Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard’s re-election campaign, after Republican candidate Fred Glynn came forward with allegations that he had rejected an offer of $140,000 in campaign cash from political consultant Dan Hennessey, Glynn’s campaign manager at the time, to exit the May 7th primary race.
A March 21 Current article reported that the offer was made after Hennessey met in February with Hamilton County Republican Chairwoman Laura Campbell and Allan Sutherlin, a consultant for Brainard’s campaign. Campbell, however, told The Current that Hennessey was the one who asked for $140,000 to get Glynn to drop out.
Hennessey later advised Glynn via text message that he had accepted an offer of $40,000 to leave Glynn’s campaign and become a consultant for the Brainaird campaign.
Fred Glynn spoke with WIBC host Tony Katz Thursday about the allegations. Click the link below to hear the full interview.