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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.

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New political ad ties Pence to Mourdock’s rape comments

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A group with ties to labor has launched a new ad that seeks to link Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike Pence to the controversial comments about rape and abortion made last week by GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Believe in Indiana – a so-called 527 nonprofit advocacy group – paid […]

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Candidates for governor stay vague on public access issues

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The major party candidates for governor offered few specifics about their views on public records and access in a survey conducted by an organization that backs open government. Republican Mike Pence and Democrat John Gregg answered the survey but offered only generalities, while Libertarian Rupert Boneham didn’t return the […]

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Pence, Gregg use campaign trips to find every last vote

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence are taking off on separate campaign trips across the state as they try to swing votes in the governor’s race before the Nov. 6 election. Pence’s “Big Red Truck Tour” started Friday with a trip across northern Indiana, including stops in Waterloo, […]

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Pence, Gregg & Boneham talk trucks, marijuana, creationism and more at third debate

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com FORT WAYNE, Ind. – On the day that Republican Mike Pence announced a “Big Red Truck Tour” to campaign across the state, his Democratic opponent John Gregg attacked him for using his Silverado pickup as an election year prop even though he voted against plans to bail out the company that […]