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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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Pence pledges action as he transitions to Statehouse, GOP lawmakers make plans

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov.-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday visited the Statehouse office he’ll soon occupy and pledged to turn his campaign promises into action, including a proposal to cut individual income tax rates by 10 percent. Pence – fresh off his 3-percentage-point election win over Democrat John Gregg – said the campaign […]

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Pence wins governor’s race over Gregg

By Zach Osowski TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Mike Pence will keep the governor’s office in GOP hands with his victory Tuesday night over Democrat John Gregg. Pence will leave the U.S. House, where he’s served for 12 years, to take the helm of a state that he has said is “on the verge of greatness.” […]

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Gregg, Pence vote early and go last-minute campaigning on Election Day

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The candidates for governor voted in their hometowns early Tuesday before heading out to campaign in a last minute effort to win more support. Democrat John Gregg voted in Sandborn before heading to Vincennes where he shook hands and asked for votes. In Clifford, just outside Columbus, Mike Pence […]

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Howey/DePauw poll finds Donnelly up big over Mourdock while gap closes in governor’s race

Survey also finds superintendent race may be close Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Joe Donnelly has opened a double-digit lead over Republican Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Senate contest – in part due to female voters, according to a poll released Friday. The Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll – the first independent survey to be […]

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Images from 2012 general election cylce

It’s been a long and busy general election campaign season. Here’s a collection of images from the campaigns. You may also like Poll: Pence approval, favorability numbers fall dr… Redistricting study committee passes Senate Analysis: Coats’ decision makes 2016 electio… Former Sen. Landske remembered as ‘true publ…

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