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Puppies encourage Hoosiers to vote with ‘pawsitive’ campaigns

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers will vote for local, state and national officials Nov. 8, but starting now, you can vote for their favorite furry friend. The three pups, Hunter, Desiree and Truman, are being trained as service dogs and they’re also candidates in the Top Dog election. The election is a popularity […]

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Calm debate highlights similarities in governor’s race

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The first debate between the three candidates for governor ended up showing off the similarities between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell rather than the differences. As they spoke before an audience of students, teachers and administrators at Lawrence North High School Tuesday, the candidates were […]

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Facebook reminder leads to increase in voter registrations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Facebook’s reminder to register to vote has led to a spike in Indiana registrations. Facebook launched the voter registration reminder Friday and since then 30,000 Hoosiers have signed up online. “Since Facebook launched its online campaign to remind Hoosiers to register to vote, we have seen substantially higher than normal […]

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Gubernatorial candidates discuss violence, vouchers and mass transit

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time, gubernatorial candidates Democrat John Gregg, Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell took the stage together at Central Library Sunday to discuss issues regarding public transit, school choice vouchers and recent perceived police violence. Public Transit Infrastructure in the Hoosier state could make […]

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Holcomb shares economic development plan with few funding details

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican candidate for governor Eric Holcomb announced his economic agenda Tuesday but offered few new ideas and little information about how he would fund it. Holcomb’s proposal includes building a fourth port on the Ohio River, a $1 billion innovation and entrepreneurship plan, and growing the Regional Cities Initiative […]

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Hollingsworth, Yoder go head-to-head in first debate

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com GREENWOOD, Ind. — In the first debate of the season, 9th Congressional District candidates Democrat Shelli Yoder and Republican Trey Hollingsworth went head-to-head to discuss questions on infrastructure, healthcare and gun control. The debate remained friendly until the candidates were asked in the final question if they would release their tax returns. […]

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Since joining in the race, Holcomb beats Gregg in large contributions

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Jumping into the election in late July with less than three months to campaign, Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Holcomb is now taking every step he can to raise the funds needed before Nov. 8 to earn the vote. “As Eric says, this campaign is a sprint,” said Pete Seat, […]

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Voter registration fraud found in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fraudulent voter registration applications have been found in Indiana, according to the secretary of state’s office. A group by the name of the Indiana Voter Registration Project is accused of turning in forged voter registration applications. The secretary of state’s office said the group altered the addresses of voters who […]

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9th District candidates, Yoder and Hollingsworth, debate Monday

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Greater Greenwood Chamber is ready to change the conversation surrounding the race for the 9th Congressional District. President and CEO Christian Maslowski is helping organize the first debate between Republican Trey Hollingsworth and Democrat Shelli Yoder. “There’s been a lot of rhetoric. There’s been a lot of direct […]

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Paul Ryan to campaign with Todd Young

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Another top Republican will join U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young on the campaign trail. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will travel to Fort Wayne Friday for a fundraiser. Nearly 100 people are expected to attend. On Monday, former President George W. Bush spoke at Young’s fundraisers in Elkhart and […]

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