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Legislator wants to change law that could hurt Young’s campaign

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Todd Young’s ballot signature discrepancy is pushing one legislator to suggest making changes election law. Current state law requires candidates gather 500 signatures per congressional district to be on the ballot. Rep. Jeff Ellington, R-Bloomington, wants to file legislation in the next session to drop that requirement […]

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Will Todd Young make it on the ballot for U.S. Senate?

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Democrats argue Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Young does not have enough petition signatures to make it on the ballot for 2016. Young is running for Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Coats’ seat. Coats is retiring at the end of his term. “By a count that we made after doing a […]

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Holcomb nominated to replace Lt. Gov. Ellspermann

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is out and Eric Holcomb is in. Gov. Mike Pence announced today he has asked Holcomb to join his administration, but denied policy disagreements with Ellspermann are to blame. “No, it did not play a role in making this decision. Did we ever have policy […]

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Eric Holcomb drops out of the race for U.S. Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indiana Republican Party chairman Eric Holcomb is dropping out of the race for the U.S. Senate. “Today I withdrew my name as a candidate for the United States Senate as Janet and I believe we have been called to serve our beloved state in a different capacity,” said Holcomb […]

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Former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill files to run for U.S. Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Baron Hill, former member of U.S. Congress, has filed paperwork to officially be on the ballot for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Dan Coats. “I’m running for the U.S. Senate to get past the popular political rhetoric that is being used to divide Americans and back to […]

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Pence, Gregg file for the 2016 election

  By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Both candidates for governor in the 2016 race filed to have their names officially placed on the ballot Wednesday. Republican Gov. Mike Pence dropped off a box full of petitions at the Secretary of State’s office. “The last three years of our life has been the greatest privilege,” said Pence, […]

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Cruz wins Iowa, Clinton declares victory

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com DES MOINES, Iowa – The TV and radio ads are gone and all the candidates on the campaign trail are moving on to their next stop on the campaign trail. Ted Cruz won Iowa with 28 percent of the vote followed by Donald Trump, 24 percent, and Marco Rubio at 23 […]

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Trump’s final push in Iowa includes his trademark honesty

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, made his last push to Iowa voters Monday afternoon ahead of the caucuses. “I want to be a truthful person,” Trump said during his rally. “I don’t want to do well in Iowa; I want to win.” Trump, having no experience in […]

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Clinton works to energize voters before Iowa caucus

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com DES MONIES, Iowa – “The atmosphere was electric.” That’s how voter Janet McFeteridge described Hillary Clinton’s final campaign event before the Iowa caucuses. “There was so much positive energy in that room. It was amazing,” McFeteridge said. “There were so many happy people clapping and cheering and everyone talking with everyone […]

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Day before caucus, Brooks campaigns in Iowa for Christie

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com DES MOINES, Iowa –U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, made her first appearance in Iowa alongside Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie Sunday evening. This comes after her recent endorsement to Christie’s campaign back in December 2015. The congresswoman spoke to voters about her working relationship as U.S. attorney with Christie after the […]

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