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Voters can submit questions for April 11 debate featuring Lugar and Mourdock

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers can now submit questions for an upcoming U.S. Senate debate between incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar and his GOP challenger, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Voters can go to the Indiana Debate Commission’s website – http://indianadebatecommission.com/submit-your-debate-question – or its Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/IndianaDebateCommission – to make suggestions. Hoosiers whose […]

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Former New Mexico governor campaigning for president as Libertarian

Gary Johnson talks about his Libertarian presidential bid from The Statehouse File on Vimeo. By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File  FRANKLIN – Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson – a candidate for president – said his decision to leave the Republican Party and become a Libertarian has helped him embrace the best of both Democrat […]

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Lugar will pay back Treasury for hotel costs during Congressional recesses

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Richard Lugar will reimburse the federal Treasury roughly $4,500 that he improperly spent on hotels while staying in Indiana at times that Congress was not in session, a move that exacerbates a campaign controversy about the longtime lawmaker’s residency. Lugar’s office should have used his personal […]

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Newt 2012 Announces Indiana State Chairman

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File Indianapolis- Rex Early, prominent political and business leader and author has been named Indiana State Chairman for Newt 2012. Early is the owner of Carlisle Insurance and served as the Republican State Chairman. He has helped  many republicans get into office and has several accomplishments which include: serving in […]

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Two polls show Mourdock six points behind Lugar in Senate race

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Two new polls show that U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, while still apparently in the lead, is losing ground to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, his opponent in the May 8 Republican primary. The polls, conducted last week and released Monday, show Lugar with a 6 percentage point lead […]

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Pence launches jobs tour to listen to ideas

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Republican gubernatorial hopeful Mike Pence launched what he’s calling a jobs tour Thursday, although the trip is more about listening to what employers and public officials say about economic development than it is about offering new proposals. Republican Mike Pence on Indiana’s tax code from The Statehouse […]

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Indiana Supreme Court: Gov. Daniels will pick next secretary of state

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels said Thursday he will act quickly to name a new secretary of state now that the Indiana Supreme Court has decided that the appointment is his to make. The court ruled unanimously Thursday that former Secretary of State Charlie White, a Republican, should not […]

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State Republicans plan platform meetings

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Republican Party is hosting a series of public hearings to gather information as leaders prepare the party’s 2012 platform, which will be ratified at a state convention slated for June 8-9. Those interested in submitting testimony can request time before the platform committee at any of […]

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Wallace gives up on gubernatorial campaign; Pence unopposed in GOP primary

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Jim Wallace announced Thursday that he is suspending his campaign for governor and will not appeal an Indiana Election Commission ruling that removed him from the GOP primary ballot. The decision means Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence will have no opponent in the May 8 primary, […]

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Election commission takes Wallace off GOP ballot, leaves Santorum, Lugar on

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Election Commission voted 3-1 on Friday to take Republican Jim Wallace off the ballot, clearing Rep. Mike Pence to run unopposed in the GOP primary for governor. But the bipartisan commission voted unanimously to keep GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in the Indiana primary and […]

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