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Differences in rhetoric and approach unite Trump and Pence

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As national media attention intensifies for Gov. Mike Pence, voters are starting to see how his approach compares to running mate and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Usually, the vice presidential candidate is the one who does all of the “dirty work,” the behind the scenes negotiating that a […]

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Photo gallery: Democratic National Convention in review

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A look back at the Democratic National Convention

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Now that the conventions are over, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will battle for next three months for one prize — 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As Clinton and her running mate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, hit the campaign trail in Pennsylvania next week, take a look […]

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Photo gallery: Democrats for fashion

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Clinton’s emotional speech eases Hoosier delegate’s concerns

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — The last night of the Democratic National Convention marked a moment in history when Hillary Clinton formally accepted the nomination as the first female presidential candidate of a major political party. “Today, we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union,” Clinton said. “Standing here […]

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Democrats across the country also think ‘Pence must go’

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Criticism of the Republican presidential nominee did not stop at Donald Trump during the Democratic National Convention. Delegates and convention speakers from across the country also shared their concerns about his running mate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence during the four-day event. “With the Trump-Pence ticket, it’s like a […]

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Ritz: Clinton supports public education

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Superintendent for Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, expects Hillary Clinton to change the educational conversation if the Democratic nominee is elected. Being a Democrat, Ritz said she will be supporting Clinton for the presidency and looks forward to the future of public education. “Well, I can tell you what’s it’s […]

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Youngest Indiana delegate sees the convention as a dream come true

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — At the age of 14, Krishna Pathak knew he would visit the Democratic National Convention one day. And he was right. But the Indiana University sophomore, now 18, never dreamed he would be Indiana’s youngest delegate at the 2016 convention. “I think it’s great,” Pathak said. “I don’t leave Indiana […]

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Kaine accepts VP nomination using his Spanish saying Clinton is ‘lista’

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, told the story of how he first started in politics when he formally accepted the nomination to become her running mate. Kaine said he first appeared in politics when people were “pointing fingers and casting blame” instead of finding answers. […]

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Gun reform group founded by Hoosier makes DNC appearance

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — When Terrell Bryant lost two of his best friends to gun violence, he stepped in to make a change. “My first friend, when I first entered kindergarten—he died to gun violence,” he said. “My teammate on the basketball team my senior year, I lost him to gun violence. You […]

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