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Pence wins governor’s race over Gregg

By Zach Osowski TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Mike Pence will keep the governor’s office in GOP hands with his victory Tuesday night over Democrat John Gregg. Pence will leave the U.S. House, where he’s served for 12 years, to take the helm of a state that he has said is “on the verge of greatness.” […]

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Gregg, Pence vote early and go last-minute campaigning on Election Day

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The candidates for governor voted in their hometowns early Tuesday before heading out to campaign in a last minute effort to win more support. Democrat John Gregg voted in Sandborn before heading to Vincennes where he shook hands and asked for votes. In Clifford, just outside Columbus, Mike Pence […]

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Commentary: The country endures even the toughest of elections – then and now

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s finally here – the end of the election season. This campaign year has been brutal, divisive and ugly. Both Democrats and Republicans have spent billions of dollars demonizing their opponents and driving wedges between Americans. At times it has seemed that we never have been so divided and […]

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Analysis: Over-the-top election ads are just trash

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – At my home on the near south side of Indianapolis, the crush of political mailers has become almost laughable. Every day, our mailbox is packed with slick cards intended to sway my husband and me to vote for this candidate or that one. And of course, only a few […]

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Images from 2012 general election cylce

It’s been a long and busy general election campaign season. Here’s a collection of images from the campaigns.

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Commentary: Campaign dreams face stark reality this Tuesday

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The last days of political campaigns are rare things. When the time before an election dwindles down to days and then hours – and the result of months, perhaps years of dedication and work becomes clear – candidates reveal themselves in ways they haven’t before. Fatigue allows them to […]

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Gregg, Pence not too far apart on abortion issues

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When gubernatorial hopeful Mike Pence called on a fellow Republican on Wednesday to apologize for comments he made about rape, he thrust the governor’s race into a debate about abortion. Pence and his Democratic opponent – John Gregg – are actually not that far apart in their views on […]

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Senate hopefuls Richard Mourdock and Joe Donnelly will debate twice before Election Day

By Suzannah Couch TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The heated race for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat will take center stage Monday in Indianapolis as Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Richard Mourdock face off for the first time. Upcoming Senate debates Indianapolis: 7 p.m., Oct. 15, WFYI-TV (in studio/no live audience) New Albany: 7 p.m., Oct. 23, Paul […]

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Commentary: Abdul predicts big wins for Republicans

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPolitics.org  There are six weeks left to go in the 2012 Election cycle, so I figured that would be as good time as any to offer a few assessments and even worse – predictions – regarding the races here in Indiana. As always, a day is like a lifetime in politics and […]

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Gregg aims campaign proposals at small manufacturers

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Small manufacturers that bring jobs back to Indiana from abroad could receive tax breaks under an economic development plan Democrat John Gregg released Wednesday. The New Job Tax Credit would essentially relieve companies of the cost of paying into the state’s unemployment system for each full-time worker hired into […]