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Commentary: Evan Bayh, back to earth

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Commentary: Evan Bayh, back to earth

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Evan Bayh slept. It was late summer, 1988. We flew in a small plane, just he, I and the pilot. He was running for governor, the first Democrat in 20 years to have a shot at claiming the state’s highest office. I traveled with him, reporting on his campaign. […]

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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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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 […]

Commentary: When the votes come in

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Commentary: When the votes come in

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – After all that work, there’s nothing to do but wait. As the election results roll in, the faithful from both parties gather – the Republicans at the JW Marriott in downtown Indy, the Democrats at the Convention Center a few hundred yards away. The Democrats have their big-screen TV […]

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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 […]

Commentary: Evan Bayh, without regrets

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Commentary: Evan Bayh, without regrets

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Evan Bayh says a meeting with a Hoosier made him aware of just how fast time can pass. Bayh, the once and perhaps future Democratic U.S. senator from Indiana, is calling me between campaign stops in Huntington and Wabash. In Huntington, he did a stop at a preschool. […]

Commentary: Lincoln and Douglas it wasn’t

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Commentary: Lincoln and Douglas it wasn’t

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas really made things tough for U.S. Senate candidates. When Lincoln and Douglas debated in 1858, they were arguing about the fate of a nation. They jousted over the meaning of what it means to be an American and advanced arguments that continue to echo […]

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Bayh and Young trade shots at Senate debate

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS —Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, Republican Rep. Todd Young and Libertarian Lucy Brenton went head-to-head Tuesday for what might be the only debate in the race to fill Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat. Bayh and Young spent much of the hour-long debate taking shots at each other’s record. The race is […]

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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 […]

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Young outraises but Bayh has more cash available

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In the race for the state’s open Senate seat, Republican Todd Young raised more money than his opponent in the 3rd Quarter, but Democrat Evan Bayh has more cash on hand. Young has raised $3.36 million for his campaign in addition to raising $1 million for the Indiana Republican Party. His […]

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