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After Republican sweep, both parties prepare for work

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — One day after the Trump train roared through Indiana, both Republicans and Democrats in Indiana are assessing the impact. “What an unexpected night,” House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said. In the national spotlight, Gov. Mike Pence became the country’s vice president-elect. In the statewide election, Republicans swept by winning […]

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Seat open after state senator wins congressional race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, has resigned from his seat in the Indiana General Assembly after being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Banks, who will represent the 3rd District, submitted his letter of resignation Wednesday to allow his replacement to be selected before the start of the 2017 […]

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Indiana GOP sweeps statewide offices

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Following a topsy turvy election cycle up and down the ballot, Indiana Republicans managed sweep victories in all statewide elected offices. Governor’s Race Republican Gov.-Elect, Eric Holcomb defeated Democrat John Gregg Tuesday evening carrying 51 percent of the vote with 96 percent of precincts reporting. Holcomb’s victory follows Gov. […]

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Ritz out and McCormick in as schools chief

By Sarah Ramon and Annie Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As part of the Republican party sweep of statewide offices in Indiana, Democrat Glenda Ritz lost her job as state superintendent of schools to newcomer Republican Jennifer McCormick. “From the very beginning I have made it clear we will always, always put students before politics,” said […]

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From underdog to victor: Young headed to Congress

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — When Democrat Evan Bayh replaced Baron Hill on the ticket for U.S. Senate in July, Republican Todd Young was not expected to give an acceptance speech on election night. But Young, won the seat vacated by Republican Sen. Dan Coat’s with a 10 percent lead over his Democratic counterpart […]

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Despite short campaign Holcomb wins governor’s race

By Derreck Stahly and Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Eric Holcomb walked off the stage after his victory speech, Hoosier supporters chanted, “Eric, Eric, Eric.” In just 100 days, Holcomb managed to rally enough support to pull off a huge come-from-behind victory. Holcomb was thrown into the governor’s race in mid-July when Gov. Mike […]

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Hollingsworth beats Yoder to clinch 9th District

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The race for Indiana’s 9th District, a key congressional seat, was seen as a toss-up until election night. Republican Trey Hollingsworth won with 54 percent of the vote to Democrat Shelli Yoder’s 40 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. “My promise to you is that we are going […]

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Indiana prepares for potential cyber attacks on Election Day

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With Election Day rolling in, the Indiana Secretary of State’s office is taking extra measures to prepare for a potential cyber attack. Multiple intelligence sources said U.S. officials are “deeply concerned about and are preparing for some sort of cyber chaos” on Election Day, according to an NBC News […]

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Teachers face mature questions as students absorb campaign scandals

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Eleven-year-old Jayoun Long sounds like a lot of voters this election season. “I don’t really like Donald Trump,” the sixth grader said as he weighed his options for who to vote for in his school’s mock election, “but [Hillary Clinton] might go to jail if she becomes president.” Jayoun, […]

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Getting to know the candidates for attorney general

By Shelby Mullis and Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS — With attention focused on the presidential election, two names on the ballot may be less familiar to Hoosier voters when they step into the polls on Tuesday. Republican Curtis Hill and Democrat Lorenzo Arredondo are […]