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State Treasurer Mitchell to run again in 2018

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After serving three years as state treasurer, Republican Kelly Mitchell is running for re-election next year. “I am proud of the work we’ve done in my first term and I have the experience and vision to continue to serve Hoosiers at state treasurer,” Mitchell said in a statement Thursday. “In […]

Commentary: Why Democrats get so little ink

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Commentary: Why Democrats get so little ink

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The writer had a complaint. “Why don’t you ever write about Democrats? Why are you always picking on Republicans?” a self-identified conservative Republican said in an email. Those are fair questions. There are a couple of answers. The first is that it’s hard to make a case that Democrats […]

Commentary: Messages from a forgotten America

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Commentary: Messages from a forgotten America

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The calls keep coming. The writer Thomas Frank and I are talking over the air about his most recent book, “Listen, Liberal” – an unsparing critique of the ways the Democratic Party has lost its way by losing its connection with the working class, the dispossessed and the disinherited. […]

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House Democrats release ‘no new taxes’ road plan

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Democrats are proposing a road funding plan that would use existing state funds while prioritizing local and preexisting road projects.   The “No New Taxes Indiana Road Plan” is an alternative to the House GOP’s proposal to increase the Hoosier gas tax by 10 cents a gallon […]

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Buttigieg announces run for DNC chair

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg called for a fresh start for the Democratic Party as he announced Thursday that he will run for chair of the Democratic National Committee. Buttigieg, the twice-elected mayor of his hometown, made his announcement through a video posted on his website. In it he […]

Commentary: Trump reshuffles the deck

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Commentary: Trump reshuffles the deck

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A few weeks before the election, a friend of mine who is a Donald Trump supporter told me something I should have listened to more closely. He said no one seemed to understand what Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Mexican border really was: A public works […]

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Race for governor considered a toss-up by Cook Political Report

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The 2016 Indiana gubernatorial race between the Democrat candidate, former House Speaker John Gregg, and the Republican candidate, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, has been placed in the “toss-up” category, according to the Cook Political Report. Analysts at the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan publication, expect the race to be competitive because of […]

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Photo gallery: Democrats for fashion

Commentary: Democrats, Republicans switch jerseys

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Commentary: Democrats, Republicans switch jerseys

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Let the battle begin. This year’s presidential election will be an odd fight – and possibly one of historic proportions. The Democratic and Republican national conventions made clear that a strange kind of inversion has taken place, as if the two parties had swapped uniforms. I’ve been covering politics […]

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Indiana delegates join protest after Clinton secures nomination

By Shelby Mullis, Megan Powell and Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday, but the historic outcome pushed hundreds of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, supporters to protest. Of Indiana’s 92 votes, Clinton received 48 votes, leaving Sanders behind with 43 votes. Sanders won the […]

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