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Zoeller joins Waltz, Houchin in 9th district GOP fight

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Monday publicly joined a crowded field of Republicans seeking what will be an open in Indiana’s 9th congressional district. State Sens. Erin Houchin of Salem and Brent Waltz of Greenwood already are in the race. “This is definitely going to be a spirited […]

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Ritz raises far less than Gregg, Pence in governor’s race

By Max Bomber TheStatehosueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Gregg raised more money than any other gubernatorial candidate the first half of the year, but incumbent Republican Mike Pence has far more cash on hand to start the campaign. Gregg raised nearly $1.8 million in the six-month reporting period, with Pence a close second with $1.6 […]

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Todd Young officially enters Senate race

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Rep. Todd Young announced officially Sunday that he will run for U.S. Senate – crowding the GOP primary field that already includes U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman and Eric Holcomb. The move means Young won’t be seeking reelection to his 9th District seat in the U.S. House. Young made […]

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Holcomb raises $200,000 in what campaign calls ‘grassroots’ effort

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Eric Holcomb raised more than $200,000 for his Senate campaign during this year’s second quarter – with nearly 90 percent of his contributions coming from Hoosiers. “We undoubtedly made great strides on two important fronts in the last three months: growing our team and funding our campaign,” campaign […]

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Todd Young raises more than $1 million for possible Senate bid

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Rep. Todd Young raised more than $1 million in the second quarter as he prepares for a possible bid for what will be an open U.S. Senate seat. A memo obtained by TheStatehouseFile.com says Young’s efforts tops the best quarterly fundraising numbers of any federal candidate in Indiana. According […]

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Deadline means crush of campaign contribution requests

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The pleas for money are cluttering up voters’ inboxes. “We had to reach out just one more time before our fundraising deadline hits,” an email from Gov. Mike Pence’s reelection campaign begged on Tuesday. “Do you believe Hoosier families deserve a governor who shares our values?” an email from […]

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Ellspermann endorses Fiorina in presidential race, will co-chair Indiana campaign

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has picked up some support in Indiana as Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has agreed to serve as co-chair of her campaign in the state. Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard executive, is one of more than a dozen candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination – but she’s […]

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Supreme Court clears way for independent commissions to handle redistricting

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Supreme Court paved the way Monday for Indiana and other states to use independent commissions to draw legislative and congressional district maps. The nation’s highest court ruled that the U.S. Constitution’s elections clause allows a state to use a commission, even if it operates outside the legislature, […]

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Democrat Christina Hale decides against bid for U.S. Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, said Monday she won’t run for an open U.S. Senate seat and plans instead to maintain her focus on serving in the state legislature. “So many people, friends, neighbors, and other Hoosiers encouraged me to run for U.S. Senate in 2016, but I’ve decided against […]

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Holcomb names former Daniels’ aid to be campaign manager

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Senate candidate Eric Holcomb announced Monday that Justin Garrett – a former Mitch Daniels aid – will serve as his campaign manager. Garrett is the former executive director of the Indiana Republican Party and former political director for Daniels’ 2008 campaign for governor. Holcomb managed that race and […]

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