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Zoeller joins Waltz, Houchin in 9th district GOP fight

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Monday publicly joined a crowded field of Republicans seeking what will be an open in Indiana’s 9th congressional district. State Sens. Erin Houchin of Salem and Brent Waltz of Greenwood already are in the race. “This is definitely going to be a spirited […]

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Analysis: Fun race setting up in 9th District Republican primary

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For a time, when Indiana’s 9th congressional district ran along the Ohio River, all eyes watched in November as close battles kept voters in suspense. That’s when Democrat Baron Hill and Republican Mike Sodrel traded the seat back and forth – and before Republican Todd Young knocked Hill off […]

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Holcomb raises $200,000 in what campaign calls ‘grassroots’ effort

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Eric Holcomb raised more than $200,000 for his Senate campaign during this year’s second quarter – with nearly 90 percent of his contributions coming from Hoosiers. “We undoubtedly made great strides on two important fronts in the last three months: growing our team and funding our campaign,” campaign […]

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Todd Young raises more than $1 million for possible Senate bid

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Rep. Todd Young raised more than $1 million in the second quarter as he prepares for a possible bid for what will be an open U.S. Senate seat. A memo obtained by TheStatehouseFile.com says Young’s efforts tops the best quarterly fundraising numbers of any federal candidate in Indiana. According […]

Analysis: Questions remain about independent redistricting commission

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Analysis: Questions remain about independent redistricting commission

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to use independent redistricting commissions to draw maps for legislative districts. That’s particularly timely in Indiana, where lawmakers are about to study whether to move the redistricting process to such a commission. It’s a move advocated by good-government type […]

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Deadline means crush of campaign contribution requests

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The pleas for money are cluttering up voters’ inboxes. “We had to reach out just one more time before our fundraising deadline hits,” an email from Gov. Mike Pence’s reelection campaign begged on Tuesday. “Do you believe Hoosier families deserve a governor who shares our values?” an email from […]

Analysis: Republicans need more than promises of repeal to lure voters

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Analysis: Republicans need more than promises of repeal to lure voters

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans in Indiana and across the nation have a big choice to make: Continue their call to repeal the Affordable Care Act or find a way to work with and improve the existing law. And their decision will impact key races in 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court last week […]

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Poll shows Pence vulnerable on education, gay rights issues

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana voters favor ousting Gov. Mike Pence from office in the 2016 election, primarily over his handling of education and gay rights issues, according to a new poll first obtained by TheStatehouseFile.com. Poll: Voters ready for new governor | Create infographics A majority of voters also say they want to add […]

Hill makes it official: He’s running for Senate

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Hill makes it official: He’s running for Senate

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill, a Democrat, made his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat official Wednesday – the same seat that his former opponent Republican Dan Coats is leaving vacant.   Hill and Coats vied for the seat in the 1990 election, but Coats – who had been […]

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Redistricting study committee passes Senate

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that will establish a study committee to consider how to handle redistricting and evaluate the benefits and problems with changing the state’s mapping methods passed the Senate on Wednesday. Redistricting is the act of redrawing the lines that define legislative and congressional districts. Lawmakers redraw those lines […]

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