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Northeast Indiana Republican says he might run for governor

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana businessman Bob Thomas is exploring a run for governor in 2016, a move that would pit him against incumbent Mike Pence in the Republican primary. For more than 30 years, Thomas has owned car dealerships in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. Initially, Thomas was planning to run for Indiana’s […]

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Pence to seek reelection; official announcement to come June 18

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence plans to announce that he’ll run for reelection during the GOP’s spring dinner next month. Indiana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Cardwell revealed the news to supporters Monday in an email about the dinner on June 18. Pence – once considered a possible presidential candidate – had said […]

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Video & story: Tallian makes it official: She’s running for governor

Sen. Karen Tallian seeks Democratic nomination in 2016 gubernatorial race from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, formally announced Tuesday that she will be running in Indiana’s 2016 gubernatorial race so she can be “progressive voice” for Hoosiers. “I don’t think Indiana is as conservative as this legislature […]

Analysis: Pence set Democrats up with good campaign fodder

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Analysis: Pence set Democrats up with good campaign fodder

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It was just hours after the General Assembly adjourned for the year that one Democrat said he planned to run for governor and another said she was thinking about. No surprise. After all, Republican Gov. Mike Pence – who appears poised to seek a second term – gave his […]

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Ritz: Running for governor is a possibility

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said in a press conference on Thursday that she has not ruled out running for governor during the next election. The Democrat said after the events of the just-completed legislative session, she needs to take a look at what her future should […]

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Poll: Pence approval, favorability numbers fall dramatically

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. ‪Mike Pence is underwater and vulnerable to a challenge in 2016. The battle over a religious freedom measure perceived as discriminatory against gays and lesbians has left more Hoosiers disapproving of the job the Indiana governor is doing than approving of it, according to a new poll. And […]

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Guest column: More than an elected office at stake in attack on Ritz

By John Gregg Special to TheStatehouseFile.com On a cold January morning in 2001, I stood outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC with my two sons, then ages 8 and 7 to witness the inauguration of President George W. Bush. As the ceremony began, my older son asked me “Dad why are we here, we’re […]

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Evan Bayh says gubernatorial run is ‘unlikely’

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Evan Bayh says it’s “unlikely” he will run for governor again, although he won’t finalize his decision until after Labor Day. The former senator and two-term governor said during the “No Limits” radio show on WFYI that he has given the idea consideration because people he respects asked […]

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John Gregg says no to 2016 governor’s race

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Gregg says he won’t be running for governor in 2016 and will focus instead on family issues. Gregg – who lost to Republican Mike Pence in the governor’s race last year – had stayed on the political circuit after the election, attending events throughout the state. But Gregg […]

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Commentary: Hoosiers have 10 million reasons to speculate about Evan Bayh

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com The rumors about Evan Bayh returning to Indiana to run for political office have started again. I don’t believe them, but they’ve started. This happens every so often. The rumors usually have Bayh returning from D.C. to run for governor. This seems more like wishful thinking from the Bayh partisans than […]

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