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African Americans for Hillary launches

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — More than 50 African American leaders in the state are supporting Hillary Clinton.  “We have an election coming soon. Ladies and gentleman—this year Indiana matters,” said Leroy Robinson, a Democrat representing District 1 on the Indianapolis City-County Council. Leaders gathered at Kennedy King Park Monday to launch African Americans […]

Commentary: Roads not built and roads not traveled

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Commentary: Roads not built and roads not traveled

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It appears the path to the Indiana governor’s office might be a road – or roads. For the past few weeks, Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, and state Democrats have pushed plans and proposals to improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. They’ve traded shots, sound bites, press releases and oped […]

Commentary: Poverty and politics

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Commentary: Poverty and politics

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Poverty and Politics I watched the Democratic Presidential debate this week, and Hillary Clinton was the clear winner. But that’s like being valedictorian in summer school. What I found most interesting in the debate was the discussion on poverty. All the candidates said the government needs to do more about poverty. […]

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Democrats call for detailed timeline on HIV outbreak

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats are calling on Gov. Mike Pence and the state Department of Health for more information on the timeline of the state’s HIV outbreak. The Indiana Democratic Party sent a letter to Pence Monday requesting a release of documents. In the release, Democrats say 65 days passed between the […]

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Former Democratic lawmaker Wayne Townsend dies at 89

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former state lawmaker Wayne Townsend – who was the Democratic nominee for governor in 1984 – died Friday. He was 89. A farmer in Blackford County, the Democrat served three terms in the Indiana House and then 16 years in the state Senate. “As a longtime state legislator, Sen. […]

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Video & story: Tallian makes it official: She’s running for governor

Sen. Karen Tallian seeks Democratic nomination in 2016 gubernatorial race from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, formally announced Tuesday that she will be running in Indiana’s 2016 gubernatorial race so she can be “progressive voice” for Hoosiers. “I don’t think Indiana is as conservative as this legislature […]

Commentary: My dinner with Democrats

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Commentary: My dinner with Democrats

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org On Friday night I had dinner with members of the Indiana Democratic Party, about 810 of them to be exact. It was their annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. It’s an event where party officials and the party faithful come together to raise money and rally the troops for the next election. In […]

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Analysis: Democrats have big legislative hole to climb out of

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – So what’s the importance of a few more legislative seats when you already have a supermajority? The future. When Republicans added two more seats to their already huge majority in the House last Tuesday and three more to their huge majority in the Senate, they didn’t gain any real […]

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Democratic ticket off to Northern Indiana for events

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The three Democrats running for statewide offices will be on tour in the final weeks of the election, with initial stops in Northern Indiana. Secretary of state hopeful Beth White, auditor candidate Mike Claytor and treasurer hopeful Mike Boland will make their first stop Thursday in Highland for the Lake […]

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Analysis: 2012 wins give Democrats hope for this and future elections

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Rep. Andre Carson looked across a sea of Democrats at the party’s state convention on Saturday and issued a challenge: Take back the Indiana Statehouse. Maybe not this year, he acknowledged to some cautious applause from the crowd. It might take a little time, what with the Republicans […]

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