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Dan Parker stepping down as Indiana Democratic chairman. Read his letter & hear him speak.

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Dan Parker said Monday he will step down as chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party after a seven-year tenure that included big political highs – including Barack Obama’s 2008 win in the state – but recent lows as well. Read Dan Parker’s letter announcing that he is […]

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GOP mayoral wins could help party in 2012 election

By Ellie Price and Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Republicans strengthened their grassroots network leading into key 2012 gubernatorial and legislative campaigns by capturing a majority of Indiana’s mayoral races in Tuesday’s election. The wins put the Indiana Republican Party in a better position for fundraising and organizing as they prepare for […]

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Poll: Lugar leads Mourdock among Indy’s GOP voters

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File Incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar is leading challenger Richard Mourdock among Indianapolis voters in a battle to be the Republican nominee in next year’s senate race. A WISH-TV/Franklin College poll found 49 percent of voters self-identified as Republicans or independents would vote for Lugar in the GOP primary, if the […]

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Poll finds Herman Cain ahead among Indy GOP voters

By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain finished first in a new poll asking Indianapolis voters who they would choose in the Republican primary. But the survey was taken just as news broke that two women received a settlement from Cain after accusations of sexual harassment 12 years ago. […]

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Poll: Ballard leads in Indy mayoral race

By Lauren Casey The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard led his Democratic challenger Melina Kennedy by double-digits roughly one week before Tuesday’s election. Ballard topped Kennedy 44 percent to 33 percent in a WISH-TV/Franklin College poll.  The Libertarian candidate, Chris Bowen, had 2 percent of the vote in the poll. About 400 […]

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Drive to reverse SB 5 in Ohio is labor’s last, best hope for 2011 win

By Daniel C. Vock Stateline.org Staff Writer Public employee unions spent most of 2011 suffering setback after setback in negotiating sessions, at state capitols and at the polls. But surveys suggest the labor movement is on the verge of a big win in Ohio next week. If it materializes, it could resonate in other states […]

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Reality TV star Rupert to run for Indiana governor

Rupert Boneham announced Friday that he intends to seek to Libertarian Party nomination for the Indiana governor’s seat in 2012.

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Paul Ryan said he will not endorse any GOP presidential hopefuls

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan told reporters Friday night that he will not be picking a favorite among the Republicans seeking the party’s nomination in the 2012 presidential election.

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Cheri Daniels says VP not ‘an option’ for husband

Indiana’s first lady said Thursday that being a vice presidential nominee never “would’ve been an option” to her husband, Gov. Mitch Daniels.

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Five key mayoral races to watch

One year after Republicans swept most of Indiana’s major state and local elections, Democrats are seeking retribution in this fall’s mayoral races – and the outcome could be a signal of the political landscape for 2012.

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