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Milo Campaign for Congress Returns Home

(La Porte, IN) - Supporters of a La Porte woman’s bid for a seat in Congress gathered for a fundraiser last night.


The youngest mayor ever elected in La Porte at 28 in 2011, Blair Milo, is running for the 1st District Congressional seat. Milo, a Republican, left in 2017 to become a member of the governor’s cabinet at the Indiana Statehouse.


Milo talked to supporters at a dinner in the 700 block of Lincolnway in downtown La Porte about her platform, which includes stopping the spending of Democrats in the nation’s capital and their other “really harmful” policies.


Milo said the policies have created a border crisis, lack of support for law enforcement, inability to have energy independence, and “the national insecurity that is being advanced by the Democratic leadership.” High inflation is among the other things she blamed on Democrats for their overspending.


The congressional district includes Lake and Porter counties, with a good portion of La Porte County. Milo said it was good to be home campaigning and sharing the successes of her administration when she was mayor and what she would like to do in Washington D.C. 


She also said it’s been great to meet new people in other parts of Northwest Indiana and tell about the successes she and her team can bring to the entire region.


“It’s just a tremendous opportunity and really a blessing, too, to be able to connect up with so many new individuals that are sharing the vision for the mission for what we can do,” Milo said.

La Porte Mayor Tom Dermody said tops on his priority list for Milo would be to bring home as many federal dollars as possible for things like building a highway around the city to reduce heavy truck traffic from downtown.


Milo is running against six other candidates in the Republican May primary.

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