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Q&A: Meet Sen. David Niezgodski, moves from the House to the Senate

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. David Niezgodski, D-South Bend, may be a fresh face in the Indiana Senate, but he isn’t new to the Statehouse. Before winning his Senate […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Carey Hamilton, looking to focus on communities

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com  This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly elected members of the Indiana General Assembly.  INDIANAPOLIS – Newly-elected Rep. Carey Hamilton, D-Indianapolis, wants to invest her time in giving back to communities. Hamilton won her election despite getting a late start in the campaign process. She […]

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Indiana Democrats hold hope for the party’s future

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When Elizabeth Hyde departed from Indianapolis for Philadelphia in late July, she headed to the Democratic National Convention with a mission. The 26-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter represented Indiana as a delegate at the convention. With tensions high between Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters, Hyde wanted to do what she […]

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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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Drake wins recount in 8th District Democratic primary

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — The campaign season for the November election is more than halfway over, but for Democrat Ron Drake, it has just begun. The Indiana Recount Commission finalized the results in the Democratic primary for the 8th Congressional District and officially announced Drake as the winner Friday. “The recount was […]

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Sanders brings in new voters, Indiana Democrats work to keep them

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — To former Indiana Rep. Dennis Avery, Bernie Sanders “brought new blood into the party.” “I think a lot of these young people you see in this room today, they’re going to stay in the party,” he said during an interview at the Democratic National Convention where he is serving as […]

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Pence on the ticket? Trump says ‘Who the hell knows?’

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com WESTFIELD, Ind. — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump left Hoosiers and the rest of the country wondering who will be his running mate after he didn’t announce a decision at his campaign rally in Indiana Tuesday night. Pence kicks off the rally The governor took the stage to welcome Trump […]

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Reports of Bayh’s return as Hill drops out of the U.S. Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Baron Hill, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, announced he is withdrawing from the U.S. Senate race. “I have never run away from tough decisions or tough fights. But, I am a pragmatic person who will always put my country and my state first,” Hill said in a statement Monday. […]

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John Gregg announces running mate

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic candidate for governor John Gregg announced Wednesday he has selected Rep. Christina Hale (D-Indianapolis) as his running mate. “I have always liked to surround myself with smart, capable people – people who aren’t afraid to speak their minds, people who aren’t afraid to push back, roll up their […]

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Democratic leaders criticize Pence’s lack of leadership

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Democratic leaders had nothing positive to say about Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State address Tuesday night. “I wanted to look for some things to say nice about the governor’s speech and look for some areas of agreement and commonality. And I regret that I can’t find anything. It […]

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