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Commentary: Winners and losers reveal character in post-election speeches

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – On Election Night, several candidates, both winners and losers, showed how real leaders speak after the votes have been cast and the contest has been decided. And several didn’t. Let’s talk about the ones who got it right first. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was gracious in defeat. He […]

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Commentary: 12 lessons from the 2012 elections

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPolitics.org If there’s one thing we can take away from the 2012 election in Indiana, it is that there really are 12 things we can take away from the 2012 election in Indiana. Primaries and general elections are two totally different creatures. Although Richard Mourdock won his primary handily over outgoing Sen. […]

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Republicans win quorum-proof majority in Indiana House

GOP can now move agenda at will By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican have won quorum-proof majorities in the Indiana House and Senate, clearing the way for the GOP and Gov.-elect Mike Pence to move their agendas unabated. House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indiana, tweeted early Wednesday morning that a victory by Republican Hal Slager […]

Gallery: Images from Election Day

 

Commentary: Tea party seizes defeat from jaws of victory

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Commentary: Tea party seizes defeat from jaws of victory

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Election Day 2012 likely will be remembered as the day that the Tea Party wave crested – and broke. By the time all the votes had been cast and counted, Indiana Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly had claimed a victory over his Republican opponent, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, […]

Indiana will send GOP women to Congress for first time in 50-plus years

By Jessica Wray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will send two Republican women to the U.S. House for the first time in more than 50 years. Republican Susan Brooks won her 5th District battle and Republican Jackie Walorski won a narrow victory in the 2nd District race. Both will be newcomers to Congress. Indiana had three […]

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Pence wins governor’s race over Gregg

By Zach Osowski TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Mike Pence will keep the governor’s office in GOP hands with his victory Tuesday night over Democrat John Gregg. Pence will leave the U.S. House, where he’s served for 12 years, to take the helm of a state that he has said is “on the verge of greatness.” […]

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Glenda Ritz wins surprise state superintendent victory over incumbent Republican Tony Bennett

By Zach Osowski TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Upstart Democrat Glenda Ritz rallied teachers and others across the state Tuesday to win a surprise victory over incumbent Republican Tony Bennett in the race for Indiana superintendent of public instruction. Ritz took the stage at 10:30 p.m. at a Democratic rally to declare victory, shortly after Bennett conceded […]

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Romney captures Indiana and state’s 11 electoral votes

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Mitt Romney captured Indiana’s 11 electoral votes easily on Tuesday, even though Democrat Barack Obama won the state four years ago on his way to becoming the nation’s 44th president. Romney had 57 percent to 43 percent with 81 percent of the votes counted. The Associated Press pronounced […]

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Gregg, Pence vote early and go last-minute campaigning on Election Day

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The candidates for governor voted in their hometowns early Tuesday before heading out to campaign in a last minute effort to win more support. Democrat John Gregg voted in Sandborn before heading to Vincennes where he shook hands and asked for votes. In Clifford, just outside Columbus, Mike Pence […]