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Messer officially joins the 2018 U.S. Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Luke Messer announced his run for the 2018 U.S. Senate with a simple post on Twitter Wednesday. A large red campaign logo was posted on Messer’s Twitter account reading “I Like Luke.” Along with the graphic, Messer announced, “We’re in!! See you at the picnic on August 12th.” […]

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Rokita’s ‘God’s will’ comment spurs 2018 campaign preview

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A statement by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita about God’s will regarding natural disasters has stirred up a mix of responses and is giving one of the first looks at the drama that’s likely to be a part of the 2018 U.S. Senate campaign. “Even though we cannot predict God’s […]

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Political robocalls banned in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As the final weeks of the election season approach, Hoosiers can expect to see more political ads, direct mailers and yard signs. The one campaigning tactic you shouldn’t see a huge spike in is robocalls. “In Indiana, our Legislature has adopted one of the strictest laws that strictly prohibits the use […]

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Paul Ryan to campaign with Todd Young

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Another top Republican will join U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young on the campaign trail. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will travel to Fort Wayne Friday for a fundraiser. Nearly 100 people are expected to attend. On Monday, former President George W. Bush spoke at Young’s fundraisers in Elkhart and […]

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Pence opens Trump campaign office in Carmel

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com CARMEL, Ind. — Gov. Mike Pence was back home in Indiana Friday as he and other Republican leaders opened the Trump-Pence Indiana campaign headquarters. “We have a great team and are going to be the first state on the board to make Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States,” […]

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Hoosier graphic designer creates poster for Kasich campaign

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With the inspiration from John Kasich, a Hoosier graphic designer created a poster to support his campaign. The Kasich for America Poster, by Indianapolis graphic designer Lorena Lane, highlights Kasich’s quote “I will not take the low road to the highest office in the land” on the background of […]

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Presidential campaign event schedule for Thursday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The presidential campaigns are spanning out from central Indiana to spend time with voters in the corners of the state Thursday. Donald Trump will visit the southwestern Indiana and hold a rally in Evansville. Doors open at the Old National Events Plaza at 10:30. The rally is scheduled to begin […]

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Supporters asked to keep campaign signs out of the right of way

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation is urging political candidates and their supporters to keep campaign signs out of right of way. “It is just a safety issue—that we want to make sure that they are not blocking any motorist vision as they are trying to pull out from a […]

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Political campaigns warned about the use of robocalls

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As the primary election approaches, Indiana General Attorney Greg Zoeller is warning politicians to follow the state telephone privacy laws. Zoeller sent reminder letters directly to the state chairmen of three parties to help Hoosiers avoid prerecorded, auto-dialing calls. The law restricts the use of technology that automatically dials […]

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“Record-setting” fundraising for Young’s 2016 campaign

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-Indiana, is getting ready to report “record-setting” campaign fundraising numbers in the race to replace fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, who is retiring. From October to December, Young raised $749,163 — the second-highest total ever for a non-incumbent senator in Indiana for an off-year, […]

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