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Rokita reverses course and will participate in April 30 debate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita has changed his mind and will now face his fellow Republicans at the April 30 debate sponsored by the nonpartisan Indiana Debate Commission. Rokita, one of three Republicans running for the Senate, initially refused to participate, saying that the debates should be organized by the party. U.S. Rep. […]

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GOP Senate candidates embrace Trump while bashing each other

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The three Indiana Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate spent much of their debate Sunday evening positioning themselves as the biggest supporters of President Donald Trump. Former state Rep. Mike Braun and Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, both members of the U.S. House of Representatives, debated for the second time […]

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$30,000 a day special session could have impact on incumbents in primary election

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Twenty-one lawmakers are being challenged in the Indiana primary elections, but the bigger issue is how the expected special session, costing about $30,000 a day, could affect re-election chances. The primary elections will take place May 8. Shortly after the primary elections, the General Assembly will meet for a special […]

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Hoosier women gather to support Joe Donnelly’s push for gender equality

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –More than 75 Hoosier women joined together in Indianapolis to advocate for gender equality and equal pay. Tuesday, Jill Donnelly launched the Women for Joe constituency group during a reception at The Athenaeum Foundation. Donnelly, lawmakers, and other women discussed U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s record in fighting for women in […]

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Early voting begins in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Eligible voters in Indiana can cast their ballots in person at their county clerk’s office or can cast an absentee ballot through the mail from now until May 7, the day before the primary election. Voters who choose to vote by mail may request an absentee ballot online at www.indianavoters.com or from their county […]

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Indiana Debate Commission taking voter questions

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — If you have questions for the candidates running in the Republican U.S. Senate primary race, you might get an opportunity to have it answered. The Indiana Debate Commission is now accepting questions from Hoosier voters for the April 30 statewide-televised debate for candidates competing to face Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly […]

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Want to vote in the May 8 primary? Register by April 9

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With the primary election quickly approaching, there are a few tools to ensure that you are registered to vote. “I urge all Hoosiers to exercise their right to vote,” said Connie Lawson, Indiana Secretary of State, in a statement. “Voting is one of our most precious rights as Americans – […]

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Braun, Messer agree to debate; Rokita declines

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican U.S. Senate candidates Mike Braun and Luke Messer have agreed to debate April 30 in a televised statewide event organized by the independent Indiana Debate Commission. Braun, an auto parts distributor and former state representative, and Messer, a member of Congress, are two of the three candidates on the […]

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Redistricting reform dies in Indiana House

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– For the second year in a row, Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, has killed a redistricting reform bill and House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said he is OK with that. “There’s a lot of questions we had. I don’t think the bill accurately follows some of the national case law […]

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GOP Senate candidates attack Democratic incumbent in first debate

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Republican candidates vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate spent Tuesday evening explaining why they were the ones to take down U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, in their first Senate debate of the 2018 election cycle. Former state Rep. Mike Braun and Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, both members […]

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