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Commentary: Donald Trump and rookie mistakes

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Commentary: Donald Trump and rookie mistakes

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The morning after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s wife Melania addressed the GOP national convention and accusations swirled that she had stolen part of the speech, a handful of friends sent me the same doctored photograph. The picture showed Melania Trump and Michelle Obama – from whose 2008 speech […]

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Lt. Gov. Holcomb nominates Pence for VP at the convention

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND ­— The delegates at the Republican National Convention officially chose Donald Trump and Gov. Mike Pence to serve as their candidates for president and vice president, following a day of chaos when some delegates attempted to protest Trump’s nomination. “It is my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump […]

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Pence’s sister-in-law attending convention as an Indiana delegate

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND ­­— Indiana delegate Denise Pence has been looking forward to the Republican National Convention since January when she applied to become a delegate. Last week, however, her excitement grew immensely when she learned her brother-in-law, Gov. Mike Pence, was named as the vice presidential candidate. “He is an honest, sincere […]

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Accusations of plagiarism swirl around Melania Trump’s convention speech

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND – Melania Trump has kept a low profile during her husband’s campaign for the presidency, but now accusations of plagiarism surround her Republican National Convention speech that was expected to launch her into the spotlight. After she spoke to the thousands in attendance Monday night, commentators noticed similarities between a […]

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Indiana delegates avoid anti-Trump movement’s convention revolt

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — In an unusual series of events, the anti-Trump movement tried to disrupt the nominating process Monday, but Hoosier delegates at the Republican National Convention are unfazed by the attempted revolt. In a last-ditch effort to prevent Donald Trump from becoming the party’s nominee, some delegates tried to force a […]

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Trump introduces running mate Pence as his “first choice”

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com NEW YORK – Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Gov. Mike Pence made their first public debut as running mates Saturday in New York City, with hopes of uniting the party before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. “I accept your invitation to run and serve as vice president of the […]

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Commentary: Trump’s message to Pence

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Only Donald Trump could find a way to both elevate and demean someone at the same time. Almost everyone now says and reports that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be Trump’s running mate on the Republican national ticket. Everyone, that is, but Trump himself. Just a few hours after […]

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Pence joins the Trump ticket as vice presidential candidate

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — He’s hired. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump announced Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate via Twitter, after weeks of speculation and recruiting. “I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.,” Trump […]

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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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What happens if Trump says ‘you’re hired?’

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential candidate, the announcement would likely happen by Friday at noon—the last day Pence can drop out of the gubernatorial race and still give the Republican party a chance to name a replacement. If […]