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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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Delph pulls bill that offers alternative for ballot access

Brandon Walker The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, has pulled his bill that would give presidential candidates a way around the requirement of petitioning and collecting signatures before gaining access to the state’s primary ballot. Currently the state law requires each candidate to get 4,500 signatures to qualify for the ballot. Sen. […]

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Bill would change absentee ballot process

Brandon Walker The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate Elections Committee passed a bill 8-0 on Monday that would change the absentee ballot application process. Senator Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, authored Senate Bill 175, which would require voters to put the last four digits of their social security numbers on their absentee ballot applications. He said […]

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Lugar outspends Mourdock on ads

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, Lugar’s challenger in the Republican Senate primary, aired conflicting campaign commercials this week. Mourdock’s ad aired statewide Monday and Thursday on FOX News and CNN during the Republican presidential debates. It focused on showing voters that Lugar isn’t […]

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Pence outraises Gregg significantly in governor’s race

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Campaign finance figures released Wednesday showed that Republican Mike Pence raised nearly three times as much money in 2011 as his likely opponent, Democrat John Gregg. Pence raised slightly more than $5 million between May 5, 2011 – when he announced his campaign – and the end […]

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Candidate filing opens for May primaries

By Tim Grimes The Statehouse File Only two hours after the filing period for this May’s primary opened, Republican Luke Messer had already registered to run for Congress in the state’s sixth district in eastern Indiana. Here a radio report on the first day of filing for the May primaries. Listen now. Former state representative […]

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Democratic party seeking delegates for convention

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Those interested can now begin filing to be a delegate at the 2012 Indiana Democratic Party State Convention. The convention is to be hosted June 15-17 in Fort Wayne, and delegates will participate in activities including nominating the statewide ticket, adopting party platforms and selecting delegates to the 2012 Democratic […]

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Experts disagree about whether Indiana’s primary will matter

By Megan Banta and Krista Chittum The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Given Mitt Romney’s wins in the Republican New Hampshire primary and Iowa caucus, political experts are split about whether Hoosier voters will matter when Indiana’s primary rolls around on May 8. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, said it’s likely that […]

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