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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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Pence, Gregg bicker in second gubernatorial debate

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com Gubernatorial candidates John Gregg and Mike Pence exchanged heated words in their second of three debates Wednesday in South Bend when the Democrat questioned the Republican’s record in Congress and accused him of missing votes. Gregg’s attack – one of several he leveled at Pence during the one-hour debate – came […]

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Commentary: Second presidential debate is filled with substance, disdain

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The world’s worst-kept secret stopped being a secret at the second presidential debate. That secret? Barack Obama and Mitt Romney really, really don’t like each other. For a little more than 90 minutes on a stage at Hofstra University, the president and the Republican challenger took advantage of the […]

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Abdul: The real debate winner was Richard Lugar

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPolitics.org  When asked who was the winner of Monday night’s debate between Democrat Joe Donnelly, Republican Richard Mourdock and Libertarian Andy Horning, I had to think about it for a second. As someone who covers politics and teaches speech, I always look at debates from a different perspective than most voters. Overall, […]

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