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Pence’s sister-in-law attending convention as an Indiana delegate

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND ­­— Indiana delegate Denise Pence has been looking forward to the Republican National Convention since January when she applied to become a delegate. Last week, however, her excitement grew immensely when she learned her brother-in-law, Gov. Mike Pence, was named as the vice presidential candidate. “He is an honest, sincere […]

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With Pence out, top Republicans push for open governor’s spot on the ballot

By Adrianna Pitrelli, Jackson Hughes and Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With Gov. Mike Pence out of the gubernatorial race and on the GOP presidential ticket, several top Republicans scrambled to enter the race before a Friday deadline. Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks and U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita dropped out of their […]

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Pence joins the Trump ticket as vice presidential candidate

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — He’s hired. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump announced Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate via Twitter, after weeks of speculation and recruiting. “I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.,” Trump […]

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Hoosiers asking if Pence would accept Trump’s offer for VP position

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has eight days to announce his vice presidential running mate if he wants Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to assume the position. Now, Hoosiers are questioning whether Pence would accept Trump’s invitation for the vacant spot, if offered. At a campaign stop at Greek’s Pizzeria […]

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State Democrats nominate attorney general, superintendent of public instruction

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Thousands of Hoosier Democrats made their way to the Indiana Democratic State Convention Saturday afternoon to nominate the Democratic nominees for attorney general, lieutenant governor and state superintendent of public instruction. Current Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz proudly accepted the nomination for a second four-year term. “I […]

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John Gregg announces running mate

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic candidate for governor John Gregg announced Wednesday he has selected Rep. Christina Hale (D-Indianapolis) as his running mate. “I have always liked to surround myself with smart, capable people – people who aren’t afraid to speak their minds, people who aren’t afraid to push back, roll up their […]

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Gregg outraises Pence in the 1st quarter

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence may have more cash on hand, but John Gregg has raised more money in the 1st quarter. The Gregg for Governor campaign announced Friday that the Democrat raised $1.86 million in the 1st quarter of 2016, compared to Mike Pence for Indiana campaign’s $1.52 million. “These are […]

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Pence outraises Gregg during the second half of 2015

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­­­­­ – Gov. Mike Pence raised more money than his opponent John Gregg during the second half of 2015. Wednesday the Mike Pence for Indiana Campaign released Pence’s campaign finance numbers. They reported raising more than $3.5 million in the second half of 2015 and ended the year with more than […]

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Sen. Karen Tallian drops out of race for governor

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, dropped out of the 2016 race for governor Monday. “I will continue to build on my decade of experience as a state senator, fighting to ensure equal rights, well-paying jobs, and quality education for all Hoosiers,” said Tallian in a statement. “I want to extend my heartfelt […]

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Glenda Ritz drops out of race for governor

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Superintendent Glenda Ritz has dropped out of the race for governor. Ritz made the announcement Friday evening. “Now is not the right time for me to run for governor,” Ritz said in a statement. “Under my leadership, I have brought the discussion of public education into the public discourse […]