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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 […]

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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Daniels is ‘admirer’ of Senate candidates but won’t endorse one

Staff report TheStatehoueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Mitch Daniels has no plans to endorse one of the Republican candidates in the U.S. Senate race. “I’m a friend of all of them. I’m an admirer of all of them,” Daniels told TheStatehouseFile.com on Tuesday. “It’s a free country.” Eric Holcomb, who served as Daniels’ campaign manager when he […]

Commentary: How I will spend my summer vacation

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Commentary: How I will spend my summer vacation

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org I was recently asked what do political pundits and commentators do in the summer time? Well, we work, just not as fast paced as we do during an election season or a legislative session. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  A slower pace means more time to delve into issues […]

Whitcomb endorses Holcomb in Senate race

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Whitcomb endorses Holcomb in Senate race

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb announced Monday that he’s endorsed Republican candidate Eric Holcomb in the race to be the state’s next United States senator. Whitcomb, 97, the oldest living former Hoosier governor, said in a statement that he supports Holcomb because of his “ impressive record of experience” […]

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Hubbard, Kittle back Rep. Young to get in Senate race

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two Republican powerbrokers are ignoring their Mitch Daniels-era political connections to one Senate candidate and instead urging Rep. Todd Young to run for the open seat. Al Hubbard and Jim Kittle Jr. – both former chairs of the Indiana Republican Party – signed a joint letter that Young’s congressional […]

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Video & story: Stutzman running for Senate, says he’s the conservative in the race

U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com ROANOKE, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman threw his hat into the ring Saturday for the U.S. Senate seat to replace retiring Republican Dan Coats. Stutzman made his announcement in the heart of Roanoke – a small […]

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Brooks opts to run for House reelection, not Senate

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Susan Brooks became the latest Republican to say no to a Senate bid when she announced on Monday that she plans to run for reelection to her 5th District seat in the U.S. House. Brooks said she had not considered running for statewide office before Sen. Dan Coats […]

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Young campaign says donations mean he could be competitive in Senate race

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Rep. Todd Young’s campaign announced Tuesday that the Republican has raised more than $500,000 since Sen. Dan Coats announced he would not seek reelection. That’s a sign that Young has the support to seek the seat, his spokesman said. “These fundraising numbers show there is an overwhelmingly positive […]

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Analysis: Coats’ decision makes 2016 election more fun

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When Republican Sen. Dan Coats announced this week that he won’t seek reelection, the 2016 campaign season in Indiana became much more interesting. Almost immediately, a number of current and former public officials acknowledged they were thinking about jumping into the race. And then one candidate – who has […]