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Robert Hall announces bid for 9th congressional district seat

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bloomington resident Robert Hall officially announced his bid to be the Republican nominee for Indiana’s 9th congressional district seat Tuesday. Hall said in a statement he’s the “true conservative” in the race. “I’m the only candidate who will vote against John Boehner on day one, oppose raising the debt limit, oppose omnibus spending bills […]

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Young locking in fundraising advantage for U.S. Senate race

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several other familiar Republican names have joined Al Hubbard and Jim Kittle, both former chairs of the Indiana Republican Party, in support of U.S Rep. Todd Young’s U.S Senate campaign. Young announced the list of statewide steering committee members on Tuesday. It includes Murray Clark, former Indiana Republican Party […]

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U.S. Senate race on level playing field

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The race for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat could divide the GOP between its two most important constituencies – social conservatives and business-minded Republicans. But experts and political observers say whoever wins will be a strong candidate to take on the likely Democratic nominee, Baron Hill. “We have three […]

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GOP lawmakers skeptical about Iran deal

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several members of Indiana’s congressional delegation are skeptical about the agreement the Obama administration reached Tuesday morning with Iran on nuclear weapons. Republican Reps. Susan Brooks and Todd Young and Republican Sen. Dan Coats each released comments raising questions about the deal, which is meant to prevent Iran from […]

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Stutzman releases Senate race fundraising totals for second quarter

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INIDIANAPOLIS– Republican Senate candidate Marlin Stutzman released fundraising numbers for the second quarter on Friday and reported bringing in more than $600,000. Running mate, U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-Indiana, raised more than $1 million in the same quarter. Stutzman announced his candidacy midway through the second quarter. “Momentum continues to build for […]

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Rep. Todd Young to hold campaign event with announcement

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Dan Coats could become even more competitive on July 18. U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-Indiana, who currently represents the ninth district of Indiana will be holding a “very special campaign” announcement. Young, whose campaign recently released that […]

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Lugar, Hamilton talk political civility at lieutenant governor’s conference

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Two distinguished former lawmakers – one Democrat and one Republican – spoke out Wednesday about civility among elected officials. Former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton and former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar took part in a panel to discuss their experience working with members of the opposing party and the need […]

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Sen. Donnelly requests updates on INSPECT program

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly addressed his support of INSPECT, Indiana’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), in a letter to Governor Mike Pence on Tuesday. Donnelly requested a briefing on the INSPECT program in an effort to work with Pence to better respond to ongoing prescription drug abuse challenges in Indiana. […]

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Video & story: Obama touts community college in Indy with plans Hoosier leaders don’t want

Pres. Obama speaks in Indiana about higher education from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama pitched his plan for two free years of community college to a raucous crowd of students and Democratic officials during a Friday stop on Ivy Tech Community College’s campus – even as Republicans insist […]

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Photo gallery: President Obama visits Ivy Tech in Indy

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