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Final governor’s debate takes friendly approach

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A hug shared between Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and Republican candidate Eric Holcomb conveyed the overall friendly tone of Tuesday night’s third and final governor’s debate at the University of Southern Indiana. The hug came after moderator Mizell Stewart III accidentally referred to Gregg as “Mr. Holcomb.” […]

Candidates for school chief debate covers pre-K, testing and political divide

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Candidates for school chief debate covers pre-K, testing and political divide

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com FORT WAYNE, Ind. — During Monday’s debate between state superintendent of public instruction candidates, Republican nominee Jennifer McCormick revealed new specifics for her pre-K program that echo the plan of her opponent, Democrat Glenda Ritz. McCormick, the current superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools, has regularly said she wants to begin by […]

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Trump on vulgar tape: I’m not proud of it.

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com ST. LOUIS — Five minutes is all it took before questions started rolling in at Sunday’s presidential debate about an 11-year-old audio recording featuring Donald Trump’s voice. The recording, leaked Friday evening, includes both Trump and former “Access Hollywood” host and new “Today” show co-host Billy Bush conversing before Trump’s cameo […]

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Debate coverage: Biological twins but political opposites

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com ST. LOUIS — Ruben and Leah Schuckit grew up in Carmel, Indiana in a politically conservative family. When Ruben Schuckit and his father would talk about politics at home, his twin sister would listen closely and engage in what was being said. “But I kept quiet a lot,” Leah Schuckit said. […]

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Superintendent of public instruction candidates to debate Oct. 17

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The candidates running for state superintendent of public instruction will meet for a debate on Oct. 17. The debate will be held at noon on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The current superintendent, Democrat Glenda Ritz, and the Republican candidate, Jennifer McCormick, will discuss a variety of […]

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Pence, Kaine face off in only vice presidential debate

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Despite being on his opponent’s home turf, many political analysts said Gov. Mike Pence came out on top in the only vice presidential debate. Pence went head-to-head with Sen. Tim Kaine for 90 minutes, defending Donald Trump’s ideals and touting his successes in the Hoosier state. During the debate […]

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Second governor’s debate showcases differences between candidates

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The second governor’s debate made the differences between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell clearer after the first primarily highlighted similarities. With a topic of Hoosier jobs and the economy, the candidates answered questions Tuesday night from audience members and the moderator regarding an evolving job market, […]

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Governor’s debate inspires students to engage in politics

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Turning 18 years old brings with it many new freedoms with one of the most powerful being the ability to vote. However, many young adults don’t vote. Tuesday’s governor’s debate aimed to change that. Democrat John Gregg, Libertarian Rex Bell and Republican Eric Holcomb debate education issues at Lawrence […]

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U.S. Senate candidates to debate on Oct. 18

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The candidates running for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat will meet in a debate on Oct. 18, according to the Indiana Debate Commission. The debate will be held at 7 p.m. and broadcast live from a WFYI TV studio. Democrat Evan Bayh, Libertarian Lucy Brenton and Republican Todd Young […]

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Hollingsworth, Yoder go head-to-head in first debate

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com GREENWOOD, Ind. — In the first debate of the season, 9th Congressional District candidates Democrat Shelli Yoder and Republican Trey Hollingsworth went head-to-head to discuss questions on infrastructure, healthcare and gun control. The debate remained friendly until the candidates were asked in the final question if they would release their tax returns. […]

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