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Pence opens Trump campaign office in Carmel

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com CARMEL, Ind. — Gov. Mike Pence was back home in Indiana Friday as he and other Republican leaders opened the Trump-Pence Indiana campaign headquarters. “We have a great team and are going to be the first state on the board to make Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States,” […]

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Gregg reveals plan to fight crime, drug epidemic

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A seven-part public safety plan unveiled by Democratic candidate for governor John Gregg Thursday is designed to tackle the state’s drug epidemic and cybercrimes. The “Safe Communities Plan” also lays out his strategies to combat sexual violence against children, reduce recidivism and offer support to state and local law enforcement […]

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‘Early’ is key in Indiana Trump-Pence campaign

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Republican Party unveiled its strategy to help Donald Trump win in November and the key is getting a head start. Trump-Pence Indiana Campaign Chairman Rex Early, who calls himself an early supporter of Trump, joined Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Jeff Cardwell and Vice-Chair Tony Samuel Wednesday […]

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Drake wins recount in 8th District Democratic primary

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — The campaign season for the November election is more than halfway over, but for Democrat Ron Drake, it has just begun. The Indiana Recount Commission finalized the results in the Democratic primary for the 8th Congressional District and officially announced Drake as the winner Friday. “The recount was […]

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Holcomb and Gregg ‘neck and neck’ in Monmouth poll

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Monmouth poll released Wednesday revealed that it’s anyone’s race when it comes to Hoosiers choosing their next governor. Republican nominee Eric Holcomb and Democratic contender John Gregg are separated by only a point, well within the poll’s 4.9 point margin for error. The Monmouth poll is the first non-partisan […]

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Brooks, Rokita return to November ballot

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks and Todd Rokita are back on the ballot to defend their seats in the upcoming election. When Gov. Mike Pence dropped out of the gubernatorial race to be presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate, he left an opening on the Republican ticket. Both Brooks, who […]

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Race for governor considered a toss-up by Cook Political Report

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The 2016 Indiana gubernatorial race between the Democrat candidate, former House Speaker John Gregg, and the Republican candidate, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, has been placed in the “toss-up” category, according to the Cook Political Report. Analysts at the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan publication, expect the race to be competitive because of […]

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Hoosier heads out-of-state for chance to finally meet Pence

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com MORAINE, Ohio — Charles Rice has been a Hoosier since birth, but there was one thing the 20-year-old hadn’t done yet that he felt was necessary as an Indiana native. He had never met Gov. Mike Pence. At least he hadn’t until Wednesday when his opportunity came. Rice traveled four hours […]

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Agriculture, economy up for debate between lieutenant governor candidates

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Agricultural and rural issues took center stage at the Indiana State Fair Tuesday afternoon as the two candidates for lieutenant governor participated in a fairly friendly debate. Nearly two hundred people were in attendance for what may be the only lieutenant governor debate between Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, and […]

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Pence’s state fair visit excites Indiana voters

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Haywood family attends the Indiana State Fair each of the 17 days it’s open. “We have every year for the last fifteen years,” Becky Haywood said. But this year’s opening day was different for the Indianapolis family. They listened to the Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Mike Pence, […]

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