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Large number of House members opt not to seek reelection

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly one in five members of the Indiana House – a dozen Democrats and seven Republicans – will not seek reelection this year, guaranteeing a significant turnover in the chamber even if no incumbents are defeated at the polls. House members who did not file to run […]

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Wallace files to run for governor despite petition questions

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Jim Wallace filed paperwork Friday with the Secretary of State’s office to make his candidacy for governor official, despite questions about whether he collected enough valid voter signatures. Candidates for governor are required to collect the signatures of 4,500 registered voters, and that number must be […]

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Donnelly files signatures, paperwork to be on Democratic ballot for Senate

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Donnelly files signatures, paperwork to be on Democratic ballot for Senate

U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, made his candidacy for U.S. Senate official on Thursday by filing signatures and campaign paperwork with the state. Donnelly is expected to be the only Democrat in the race. He will face the winner of a GOP primary that will pit incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar against Indiana Treasurer […]

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Democrat John Gregg files to run for governor

INDIANAPOLIS – Former House Speaker John Gregg, a Democrat from Sandborn, filed his petitions and paperwork Thursday to run for governor. Gregg delivered a box of petitions himself to the Indiana Election Division. He is not expected to face opposition in the Democratic primary. Candidates for U.S. Senate must collect at least 4,500 signatures, including […]

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Indiana Supreme Court to take up secretary of state case

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court will decide whether Republican Charlie White should have been on the 2010 ballot in the Secretary of State’s race and therefore whether a Republican or Democrat will serve in the position. The Supreme Court announced it would take up the case and hear oral […]

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Lugar launches commercial as Senate candidates make campaigns official

By Ellie Price The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Republicans running for U.S. Senate filed signatures Tuesday with the Indiana Election Division, making their candidacy for the GOP Senate primary official. Meanwhile, the incumbent – Sen. Richard Lugar – launched a television ad attacking President Barack Obama for his decision not to approve a controversial […]

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Pence makes his gubernatorial candidacy official with filing

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., filed signatures Monday with the Indiana Election Division, making his candidacy for governor official. Pence filed more than 13,000 petition signatures from all 92 counties, securing his place on the ballot for the Republican primary on May 8. Pence said the filing […]

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U.S. Rep. Dan Burton announces he won’t seek reelection

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Dan Burton, R-5th District, said Tuesday he will not seek reelection and cited family reasons for his decision. Listen to what U.S. Rep. Dan Burton, R-5th District, told the Indiana House about why he’s not seeking reelection. Burton said he will finish his current term […]

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Lugar’s 2011 campaign donations tower over Mourdock’s

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., raised about $2.2 million more than Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock last year in efforts to win the GOP Senate primary. Lugar, who is seeking reelection after 36 years in the post, also has more than $4 million in cash on hand, […]

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Young files to seek second term in Congress

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, filed paperwork with the Indiana Secretary of State’s office to run for reelection Thursday. Immediately after, Young began a two-day tour of the 13 counties in the district, which was redrawn since the last election. “In 2010, I was elected to […]

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