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Long endorses Messer in 2018 Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Senate President Pro Tem David Long endorsed U.S. Rep. Luke Messer’s run for Indiana’s 2018 Senate seat. Long picked Messer the day after U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita officially announced his campaign. In a statement, Long said he has known Messer for many years and was impressed by the work that […]

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Can Democrats who “feel the Bern” rally behind Clinton?

By Andi TenBarge and Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Day one of the Democratic National Convention started with a divide among the dedicated Bernie Sanders supporters and the Hillary Clinton supporters who are ready for unity. Traditionally, delegates are already rallied behind one candidate when it comes time for convention, but Monday’s crowd was painted […]

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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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Pence endorses Cruz for president

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence will vote for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the Indiana primary. The governor made the announcement Friday on talk radio host Greg Garrison’s show on WIBC. “This is about choosing between three good men, all of whom I like and respect,” said Pence, “and identifying […]

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Bobby Knight endorses Trump for president

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The crowd of nearly 5,000 went wild as former Indiana University men’s basketball coach Bobby Knight took the stage alongside GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Knight called Trump a year ago, telling him he should run for president. On Wednesday night in the Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State […]

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Coats endorses Rubio in presidential race

Staff Report TheStatehoueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, is throwing his support behind Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. “After months of spirited debates and now three consequential primary contests, it is time to focus on which Republican candidate can best unite our party, earn the support of independents and disaffected Democrats and win […]

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Holcomb releases list of some endorsements for Senate race

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Today, U.S. Senate candidate Eric Holcomb released a list of some of his endorsements, including state legislators, mayors and political leaders. These leaders have been added to the increasing list of supporters around the state who are committed to Holcomb’s approach to solving the country’s challenges. “I’m honored to […]

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Mike Pence nabs endorsement from Indiana manufacturers

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Manufacturers Association has endorsed Republican Mike Pence in the governor’s race. “Indiana is one of the top manufacturing states in America with more than 50 percent of all Hoosier employment linked to manufacturing,” said Patrick Kiely, the group’s president. “Based on Mike Pence’s record and vision in support […]