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Indiana Libertarians nab four national party offices

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Four members of the Indiana Libertarian Party have been chosen to serve in national party offices. The Libertarian Party is a third party in Indiana that does not hold any statewide or legislative seats in Indiana but generally fields candidates in several of the key state races. At a […]

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Story & photos: Republicans pick Kelly Mitchell to run for state treasurer

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In convention voting that lasted all afternoon, Republicans picked Kelly Mitchell to be their nominee for treasurer over two better-known candidates who had campaigned longer for the position. Mitchell, who works in the treasurer’s office now, won on the third ballot, nabbing votes from Don Bates of Richmond, whose […]

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Indiana GOP declares traditional marriage the ‘foundation of society’

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Delegates at the State Republican Convention approved a party platform Saturday that calls families based on marriage between a man and woman the “foundation of society.” Opponents of the marriage language offered an amendment to strip it from the platform and replace it with a plank that called strong […]

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Republicans to pick treasurer nominee, marriage language at convention in Fort Wayne

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With at least 2,000 people expected to attend, the Indiana Republican Convention is going to have “a new view and energy,” said state Chairman Tim Berry. The convention will be outside of Indianapolis this year and Berry said that Fort Wayne is “rolling out the welcome mat” for the […]

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Voter turnout: 13 percent in last month’s primary

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – About 13 percent of registered voters went to the polls in the primary election last fall, according to data released Monday by Secretary of State Connie Lawson. That is roughly 617,156 of the 4.5 million registered Indiana voters. Of those, 16 percent voters cast a ballot early. Lawson said […]

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Photos & story: Democrats chide Republicans, call for voters to ‘balance’ state government

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrats said at their state convention Saturday they want to balance the power of the Statehouse as the party of common sense. “The governor is shaking in his boots wondering what those Democrats are doing right now,” said Maggie Lewis, president of the city-county council in Indianapolis. “Yes, we […]

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Democrats to meet for convention Saturday in Indy

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrats will pick nominees for state treasurer, auditor and secretary of state this Saturday in downtown Indianapolis – although none of the nominations will be contested. “Were going to have about 1,800 folks in attendance that are delegates,” said Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody. “I expect a lot […]

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Former Illinois lawmaker to seek Democratic treasurer nomination

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A former Illinois legislator will seek the Democratic nomination for state treasurer at the party’s convention on May 31 in Indianapolis. Mike Boland, who now lives in Fishers, filed paperwork with the party Friday morning to run. He’s expected to be opposed and then face the winner of the […]

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Indiana Dems question Pence’s travel agenda

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANPOLIS – Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody released a statement Monday that questioned the true motives behind Gov. Mike Pence’s trip to New York. Pence is quietly becoming a possible candidate to run for the 2016 Republican primary nomination. His trip to New York was billed as “an economic development mission for […]

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Incumbent lawmakers lose primary battles over marriage vote

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – At least two incumbent state legislators have lost their Republican primary bids and another was in a race too close to call at 10 p.m. Republican Reps. Rebecca Kubacki of Syracuse and Kathy Heuer of Huntington lost to challengers who were considered more conservative, according to results reported by The […]

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