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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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Commentary: Presidential debates have tightened race, highlighted strengths

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The third presidential debate had a clear winner. Moderator Bob Schieffer. The longtime CBS newsman managed to keep the candidates pretty much on time and on topic – and likely will be the only journalist to moderate a presidential or vice presidential debate this year to emerge from the […]

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Commentary: Two views on the second gubernatorial debate

The second debate between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Mike Pence and Libertarian Rupert Boneham led to some feisty exchanges. We’ve got two takes on the interactions and what they mean:   Gregg gets his moment in gubernatorial debate and grabs it By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Patience pays off. For months, the Democratic candidate […]

Commentary: So what did Gregg win in the second debate?

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Commentary: So what did Gregg win in the second debate?

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPolitics.org  Shortly after last night’s gubernatorial debate in South Bend, John Gregg’s supporters were quick to declare victory. However, I would argue that would be the equivalent of boasting about being valedictorian in summer school. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying Gregg had a bad night. He was much […]

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