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Voting on absentee ballot application process delayed

By Brandon Walker The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — After contentious debate, the Senate Elections Committee opted to delay voting on a measure that would change the absentee ballot application process. Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, authored Senate Bill 175 and said its purpose was to prevent cheating or fraud in absentee balloting. The bill would require […]

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Democrats try to move on after messy leadership fight

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democrats acknowledged Monday they face a significant challenge trying to unite the party in time for important 2012 elections after a messy leadership squabble over the weekend left key officials divided. Some members of the party’s central committee said they are frustrated about a three-hour closed […]

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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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