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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 […]

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Negative campaign ads swamp Senate race

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh and current Republican Rep. Todd Young have only been running against each other since mid-July, but the race for the state’s open Senate seat took a negative turn quickly. “Congressman Todd Young hurts Hoosiers families,” says an ad paid for by the Evan Bayh […]

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Libertarian governor candidate Rex Bell suffers stroke

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Less than a week before Election Day, the Libertarian candidate running for governor, Rex Bell, has suffered a stroke. Bell is expected to make a full recovery and be released from Methodist hospital in Indianapolis soon, according to a post on the campaign’s Facebook page Thursday morning. The stroke, which […]

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What to know before you head to the polls

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — By this point after the months of campaigning and advertisments, all voters know Election Day is Nov. 8, but here are the answers to some questions you might still have. When the polls are open? The polls are open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Election Day. To find […]

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Gregg meets with voters on statewide bus tour

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. — Supporters of John Gregg for governor received a sweet treat Tuesday. Roscoe’s Tacos gave everyone who showed up to meet with the Democratic candidate a free Cowboy Cookie which they could enjoy while talking to Gregg. However, Gregg was all business at the campaign stop as he shook […]

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BMV extends hours to help voters get ID

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Bureau of Motor Vehicles is extending hours of operation on Election Day and the day before to issue identification that can be used at polling places. All branches will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. […]

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Final governor’s debate takes friendly approach

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A hug shared between Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and Republican candidate Eric Holcomb conveyed the overall friendly tone of Tuesday night’s third and final governor’s debate at the University of Southern Indiana. The hug came after moderator Mizell Stewart III accidentally referred to Gregg as “Mr. Holcomb.” […]

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Straight-ticket voting change could surprise voters

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For faithful Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians in Indiana, voting on Election Day is simple. Walk into the booth and check one box to select every candidate from their party. But beginning this election the straight-ticket option will not include all partisan races. In an effort to clear up confusion, […]

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Political robocalls banned in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As the final weeks of the election season approach, Hoosiers can expect to see more political ads, direct mailers and yard signs. The one campaigning tactic you shouldn’t see a huge spike in is robocalls. “In Indiana, our Legislature has adopted one of the strictest laws that strictly prohibits the use […]

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Candidates focus on veterans as election nears

By Adrianna Pitrelli and Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana celebrated the dedication of the new Bicentennial Plaza Saturday, candidates from both parties took advantage of the extra traffic in downtown Indianapolis. Candidates for governor, John Gregg and Eric Holcomb, as well as those in the Senate race, Evan Bayh and Todd Young, appeared […]