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Agriculture, economy up for debate between lieutenant governor candidates

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Agricultural and rural issues took center stage at the Indiana State Fair Tuesday afternoon as the two candidates for lieutenant governor participated in a fairly friendly debate. Nearly two hundred people were in attendance for what may be the only lieutenant governor debate between Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, and […]

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Todd Young accepts Baron Hill’s challenge to debate

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Young has said he will participate in two debates ahead of the November election for the open U.S. Senate seat. “We enthusiastically have accepted the debate commission’s invitation to do two debates,” Young said. “We think the commission does a great job and we’re going to […]

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Hill challenges his U.S. Senate race opponents to debates, town halls

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Democrat Baron Hill is challenging his two opponents—Republican Todd Young and Libertarian Lucy Brenton—in the race for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat to a series of four debates and nine town hall meetings leading up to the November election. Calling it an election like no other, Hill said it […]

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Stutzman, Young go head to head in Senate debate

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The two Republicans in the primary race for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat tried to set themselves apart during a debate Monday night. Republican Sen. Dan Coats will be retiring from Congress at the end of his term. Now Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who currently represents the 3rd district, and […]

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Campaign efforts ramp up in Indiana

Jasmine Otam TheStatehousFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With the Indiana primary election quickly approaching, presidential candidates and their campaign teams are working to cover as much ground as possible. The primary election in Indiana is on May 3. Candidates are starting to open up campaign offices and host events for Hoosiers. As a part of that push, […]

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9th District candidates agree Congress is problem, disagree how to solve it

Indiana 9th Congressional District forum at Franklin College from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. – In a congenial candidate forum Monday at Franklin College, incumbent U.S. Rep. Todd Young acknowledged that incremental change is the goal when trying to turn around a political system he calls dysfunctional. But the men trying […]

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Pence, Gregg & Boneham talk trucks, marijuana, creationism and more at third debate

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com FORT WAYNE, Ind. – On the day that Republican Mike Pence announced a “Big Red Truck Tour” to campaign across the state, his Democratic opponent John Gregg attacked him for using his Silverado pickup as an election year prop even though he voted against plans to bail out the company that […]

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Commentary: Young, Yoder do state, 9th District proud

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. – It is easy – too easy – to get disgusted by politics and politicians these days. Read our story on the debate: 9th District candidates showcase differences in Franklin College debate The attack ads and endless streams of vitriol that pass for political discourse can jade anyone. The […]

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9th District candidates showcase differences in Franklin College debate

For more… Read columnist John Krull’s thoughts on the debate: Young, Yoder do state, 9th District proud Click here to watch the debateonline at the Pulliam School of Journalism site on Ustream. By Jessica Wray TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Todd Young and Democratic challenger Shelli Yoder offered voters a clear choice in the 9th Congressional […]

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Mourdock: God intends pregnancies that occur after rapes

By Sarah Seward TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Richard Mourdock said during a U.S. Senate debate Tuesday that “God intended” pregnancies that occur as a result of rape, which led GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to distance himself from the comments. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that […]

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