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Forbes video: Mike Pence should run for president

Media mogul Steve Forbes talks about whether Mike Pence should run for president By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence should run for president because “he’s got the record and got the experience” to be a strong candidate in 2016, conservative media mogul Steve Forbes said Thursday. “Why shouldn’t he look at […]

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Pelath says Democrats will remain strong, relevant despite low numbers

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – House Minority Leader Scott Pelath said Thursday he’s to blame – not President Barack Obama or the Indiana Democratic Party – for losses on Election Day that let his caucus slide to just 29 out of 100 members in the chamber. Pelath didn’t offer specifics, saying simply that it’s […]

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Video & story: Republicans to ‘tread lightly’ with bigger majorities in House, Senate

Rep McMillin on new leadership role in Indiana House from TheStatehouseFile.com. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans celebrated Election Day wins that extended their legislative supermajorities to levels not seen for decades but pledged to be inclusive with the dwindling number of their Democratic colleagues. House Speaker Brian Bosma – who will return to […]

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All nine of Indiana’s congressional incumbents reelected

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – All of Indiana’s incumbent congressional candidates won their seats easily on Tuesday. Voters reelected seven Republicans and two Democrats to the U.S. House. Neither of the state’s Senate seats was on the ballot. First term U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, a Republican, won reelection easily to her 5th District seat. […]

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Republicans add to supermajorities in Indiana House and Senate

By Lesley Weidenbener and Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans maintained their supermajorities in both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly on Tuesday, assuring they can continue to their priorities essentially at will. The results of a few races remained up in the air late Tuesday but President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, predicted […]

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Republicans sweep statewide races with all-female ticket

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans swept the elections for statewide office Tuesday with easy wins over Democrats running for auditor, treasurer and secretary of state. The results mean that Auditor Suzanne Crouch and Secretary of State Connie Lawson will keep their offices, while Kelly Mitchell will move into the treasurer’s office. “It’s ladies […]

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Turnout likely low for Tuesday’s election

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com Midterm elections typically have lower voter turnouts and Tuesday isn’t likely to break the trend. In fact, University of Evansville political science professor Robert Dion said the numbers could be even smaller than in the past because there are few prominent races on the ballot in Indiana. “Typical things that drive […]

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Republicans out-raise Democrats in statewide campaigns

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican candidates have raised more money than their Democratic opponents in races for statewide office this year. The only contest even close when it comes to fundraising is the race to win the secretary of state’s office, according to filings with the Indiana Election Division. Incumbent Connie Lawson, a […]

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Congressional campaign fundraising down; 2nd District race candidates raise most

By Garrett Day TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Running for Congress can be expensive – although with few competitive races in Indiana this year, the campaign finance numbers trail those from past years. As the 2014 election season enters its final hours, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show that Hoosier congressional campaigns have raised nearly $13.5 […]

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Democrats, Republicans plan weekend campaign tours

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican and Democratic candidates running for statewide and congressional offices will be traveling the state this weekend looking for votes in advance of Tuesday’s election. Republicans will visit eight cities on Saturday and Monday as part of the GOP Road to Victory bus tour. Democrats meanwhile will campaign in […]

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