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Pence to seek reelection; official announcement to come June 18

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence plans to announce that he’ll run for reelection during the GOP’s spring dinner next month. Indiana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Cardwell revealed the news to supporters Monday in an email about the dinner on June 18. Pence – once considered a possible presidential candidate – had said […]

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Jim Banks announces bid for 3rd Congressional seat

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, announced Tuesday he is running for the 3rd District seat in Congress. Banks will seek the Republican nomination in the battle for the seat now held by U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who is also a Republican. Stutzman announced last week that he’ll run for […]

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Video & story: Tallian makes it official: She’s running for governor

Sen. Karen Tallian seeks Democratic nomination in 2016 gubernatorial race from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, formally announced Tuesday that she will be running in Indiana’s 2016 gubernatorial race so she can be “progressive voice” for Hoosiers. “I don’t think Indiana is as conservative as this legislature […]

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Tallian set to announce run for governor

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, is set to announce her candidacy for Indiana’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday, making her the second Democrat to officially declare a bid for governor in 2016. “At a time when the Hoosier state is falling further behind, Mike Pence and his allies are satisfied […]

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Video & story: Stutzman running for Senate, says he’s the conservative in the race

U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com ROANOKE, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman threw his hat into the ring Saturday for the U.S. Senate seat to replace retiring Republican Dan Coats. Stutzman made his announcement in the heart of Roanoke – a small […]

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Ritz: Running for governor is a possibility

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said in a press conference on Thursday that she has not ruled out running for governor during the next election. The Democrat said after the events of the just-completed legislative session, she needs to take a look at what her future should […]

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Gregg: ‘Big news’ to share soon

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Big news is coming. Or at least that’s the word from John Gregg. Gregg, 60, put the word out on Twitter encouraging people to sign up on his website, greggforgovernor.com, to be the first to know what his announcement might be. If the website is any indication, Gregg will […]

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Brooks opts to run for House reelection, not Senate

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Susan Brooks became the latest Republican to say no to a Senate bid when she announced on Monday that she plans to run for reelection to her 5th District seat in the U.S. House. Brooks said she had not considered running for statewide office before Sen. Dan Coats […]

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Video & story: Carly Fiorina visits Indy, seeks traction in crowded GOP presidential field

Hillary Clinton may not be the only female seeking the Oval Office from TheStatehouseFile.com. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Possible presidential contender Carly Fiorina wouldn’t say Monday how she thinks the GOP should choose which candidates will get to participate in the party’s 2016 presidential debates. Fiorina – in Indianapolis to speak at a […]

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Poll: Pence approval, favorability numbers fall dramatically

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. ‪Mike Pence is underwater and vulnerable to a challenge in 2016. The battle over a religious freedom measure perceived as discriminatory against gays and lesbians has left more Hoosiers disapproving of the job the Indiana governor is doing than approving of it, according to a new poll. And […]

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