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Donnelly calls for a delay in Kavanaugh vote

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly has called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay a vote on the confirmation of Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of a drunken assault on a young woman while he was in high school. “The allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh […]

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Law enforcement groups endorses Donnelly for re-election

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana’s largest law enforcement group endorsed Sen. Joe Donnelly for re-election on Monday. The Indiana State Federal Order of Police, which has about 14,000 members, announced its support of the incumbent Democrat at a press event following unanimous decision by its executive committee. “(Donnelly) has proven himself since 2013 to be […]

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Polls show a close Indiana Senate race

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Democratic Senate incumbent Joe Donnelly appears to have a slight advantage over Republican Mike Braun in Indiana’s hotly contested Senate race, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll. The poll shows in a head-to-head race, Donnelly has a six percent advantage over Braun. Donnelly comes in at 49 percent of support […]

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First Senate debate set for northwest Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Tickets for the first of two debates among Indiana’s three Senate candidates have been claimed just hours after the Indiana Debate Commission offered them to the public. The debate, which will be held at the Purdue University Northwest campus in Westville on Oct. 8, will feature first-term incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly and […]

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Democrats accuse Braun campaign of violating campaign finance laws

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Days after Republicans filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly for displaying on his Senate website a silent video of him with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats have fired back against the incumbent’s GOP challenger, Mike Braun. A complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday accuses Braun […]

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Secretary of state devises new campaign to increase awareness of Indiana voting security

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — If the Indiana election system were human, it would be the “healthiest 200-year-old you’ll ever find,” according to a radio ad released Monday by the office of Secretary of State Connie Lawson. The audio is part of a $500,000 campaign by Lawson’s office in partnership with an Indianapolis marketing […]

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Democrats respond to report that Braun’s company sells foreign products

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats are responding to a report from The Associated Press that revealed one of the issues Rep. Mike Braun prides his campaign on may not align with the facts. The report, published Aug. 10, found that Braun’s automotive parts brand, Promaxx Automotive, sells products that were manufactured abroad […]

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Federal judge rejects Curtis Hill’s attempts to intervene in Marion County voting case

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A federal judge Thursday rejected Attorney General Curtis Hill’s attempt to unravel the consent decree reached earlier this summer requiring Marion County to establish satellite voting sites in November and in future elections. Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker said Hill’s objections to the consent decree reached between the county election board […]

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Pro-life activists up pressure on Donnelly in multi-million-dollar push for Supreme Court pick

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A multi-million-dollar surge across states where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh’s confirmation hangs in the balance is intensifying in Indiana, with Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly the target of several groups committed to securing Kavanuagh’s place on the bench. Among those ranks are pro-life activists, partisan lobbyists and judicial networks […]

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Donnelly outlines efforts to slow Indiana’s opioid epidemic in summer campaign tour

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Joe Donnelly’s summer campaign tour made a stop at the Indianapolis Central Library Tuesday, armed with praises from three leaders in Marion County law enforcement and a track record aimed at slowing the spread of opioid addiction in the state. It was the fifth day of Donnelly’s seven-day […]

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