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Former Gov. Daniels to serve on presidential debate commission

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Former Gov. Daniels to serve on presidential debate commission

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Gov. Mitch Daniels will serve on the commission that sets debates for the 2016 presidential election. Daniels, who is now the president of Purdue University and once was considered a Republican presidential hopeful, is one of six new members of the Commission on Presidential Debates, announced Frank J. […]

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Voter registration deadline is Monday

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Monday is the last day for Hoosiers to register to vote in the primary election on May 6. Voters can register at county clerks’ offices – typically at local courthouses or government buildings – or at license branches. Hoosiers can also register by mail with a postmark of no later […]

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House sends redistricting bill to Senate

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House passed a bill Tuesday that assigns a bipartisan commission the job of redrawing legislative and congressional districts after each decennial Census. House Bill 1032 is now headed to the Senate. The commission would be made up of four members, each appointed by a leader of a legislative […]

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Todd Young files to seek reelection to Congress

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In what he is calling a personal effort to prevent the federal government from “repeating history,” U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, announced his intent to run for reelection. “I’m excited to once again get out and earn the trust of Hoosier voters,” Young in statement Tuesday. “We’ve really […]

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House to take up bill to create redistricting commission

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Republican-controlled House is set to take up legislation that would give a bipartisan commission the duty of drawing maps for the House, Senate and congressional districts – but it’s likely to undergo changes. House Bill 1032 – authored by Rep. Jerry Torr, R-Carmel – would still give the […]

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Sen. Nugent won’t seek reelection

By Jesse Wilson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Johnny Nugent, R-Lawrenceburg, announced Monday that he would not pursue re-election after completing his current term. “Volunteering to retire from the Senate has been one of my more difficult decisions,” Nugent said in a statement. “However, after a great amount of thoughtful prayer and quiet personal reflection, I […]

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Don Bates to run for state treasurer in GOP primary

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Don Bates announced Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination in the 2014 race for state treasurer. Bates, a financial advisor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in 2010, said his 17 years of private sector work in money matters mean he’s a good […]

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Democrat Beth White to run for Democratic nomination for SOS

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Marion County Clerk Beth White said Monday that she will seek the Democratic nomination for secretary of state in 2014. White, who is in her second term as clerk, said her role as chief election officer for the nation’s 13th largest city is experience that qualifies her to be […]

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John Gregg says no to 2016 governor’s race

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Gregg says he won’t be running for governor in 2016 and will focus instead on family issues. Gregg – who lost to Republican Mike Pence in the governor’s race last year – had stayed on the political circuit after the election, attending events throughout the state. But Gregg […]

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Mike Claytor to seek Democratic nomination for state auditor

By Jacie Shoaf TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Claytor plans to announce his run for state auditor on Thursday, making him the first Democrat to announce his candidacy for the position. Claytor is an accountant and attorney. He previously worked for the Indiana State Board of Accounts, where he was appointed as deputy state examiner under […]

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