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Deadline means crush of campaign contribution requests

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The pleas for money are cluttering up voters’ inboxes. “We had to reach out just one more time before our fundraising deadline hits,” an email from Gov. Mike Pence’s reelection campaign begged on Tuesday. “Do you believe Hoosier families deserve a governor who shares our values?” an email from […]

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Ellspermann endorses Fiorina in presidential race, will co-chair Indiana campaign

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has picked up some support in Indiana as Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has agreed to serve as co-chair of her campaign in the state. Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard executive, is one of more than a dozen candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination – but she’s […]

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Supreme Court clears way for independent commissions to handle redistricting

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Supreme Court paved the way Monday for Indiana and other states to use independent commissions to draw legislative and congressional district maps. The nation’s highest court ruled that the U.S. Constitution’s elections clause allows a state to use a commission, even if it operates outside the legislature, […]

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Democrat Christina Hale decides against bid for U.S. Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, said Monday she won’t run for an open U.S. Senate seat and plans instead to maintain her focus on serving in the state legislature. “So many people, friends, neighbors, and other Hoosiers encouraged me to run for U.S. Senate in 2016, but I’ve decided against […]

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Holcomb names former Daniels’ aid to be campaign manager

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Senate candidate Eric Holcomb announced Monday that Justin Garrett – a former Mitch Daniels aid – will serve as his campaign manager. Garrett is the former executive director of the Indiana Republican Party and former political director for Daniels’ 2008 campaign for governor. Holcomb managed that race and […]

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Video & story: Pence says he’s ready for election fight, says faith must coexist with changing culture

pence seeks reelection 6-18-2015 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Mike Pence said in a speech to launch his reelection bid Thursday that Hoosiers won’t “tolerate discrimination against anyone.” But Pence said the state’s gay rights debate can’t be about “winners and losers.” “We should protect freedom,” Pence said. […]

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Poll shows Pence vulnerable on education, gay rights issues

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana voters favor ousting Gov. Mike Pence from office in the 2016 election, primarily over his handling of education and gay rights issues, according to a new poll first obtained by TheStatehouseFile.com. Poll: Voters ready for new governor | Create infographics A majority of voters also say they want to add […]

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South Bend Mayor Buttigieg tells constituents he’s gay

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg told his constituents in a newspaper column Tuesday that he is gay, saying that he wanted to send a message of acceptance to his community and state. “It’s clear to me that at a moment like this, being more open about it could do […]

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Holcomb releases list of some endorsements for Senate race

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Today, U.S. Senate candidate Eric Holcomb released a list of some of his endorsements, including state legislators, mayors and political leaders. These leaders have been added to the increasing list of supporters around the state who are committed to Holcomb’s approach to solving the country’s challenges. “I’m honored to […]

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Ritz says she’s ‘best candidate to beat’ Pence

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Superintendent Glenda Ritz officially announced her campaign for governor Thursday, saying she’s “the best candidate to beat Mike Pence.” Ritz – who joined supporters at Ben Davis High School – also answered critics who claim she doesn’t have the background to become the state’s top elected official. The librarian-turned-state […]

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