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Poll: Mourdock opens 10-point lead on Lugar

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – An animated Sen. Richard Lugar called Friday on all Hoosier voters – not just Republicans – to cast ballots in Tuesday’s GOP primary and save him from defeat at the hands of challenger Richard Mourdock, who appears to have opened up double-digit lead in the race. Sen. […]


Pete Miller to be sworn in as state senator

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Pete Miller of Avon will become Indiana’s newest state senator on Tuesday when he is sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker. Miller replaces Connie Lawson, who left the Senate when Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed her secretary of state. Miller won on the seventh ballot […]

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Lugar, Mourdock avoid personal attacks, focus on issues in only primary debate

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS– Sen. Richard Lugar and state Treasurer Richard Mourdock shied away from personal attacks in a GOP primary debate Wednesday and focused on their own strengths – the incumbent displaying his foreign policy credentials and the challenger wooing tea party voters. The issues On creating jobs… Mourdock – Said […]

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Two polls show Mourdock six points behind Lugar in Senate race

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Two new polls show that U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, while still apparently in the lead, is losing ground to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, his opponent in the May 8 Republican primary. The polls, conducted last week and released Monday, show Lugar with a 6 percentage point lead […]

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Wallace gives up on gubernatorial campaign; Pence unopposed in GOP primary

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Jim Wallace announced Thursday that he is suspending his campaign for governor and will not appeal an Indiana Election Commission ruling that removed him from the GOP primary ballot. The decision means Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence will have no opponent in the May 8 primary, […]

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Podcast: Legislative news for Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

In today’s podcast, get all the details on last week’s meeting of the Indiana Election Commission, where the bipartisan group ruled on ballot challenges to Jim Wallace, Barack Obama, Richard Lugar, and Rick Santorum. Listen now: Check back daily for our news summary.