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Rokita’s ‘God’s will’ comment spurs 2018 campaign preview

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A statement by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita about God’s will regarding natural disasters has stirred up a mix of responses and is giving one of the first looks at the drama that’s likely to be a part of the 2018 U.S. Senate campaign. “Even though we cannot predict God’s […]

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Photo gallery: Democratic National Convention in review

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A look back at the Democratic National Convention

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Now that the conventions are over, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will battle for next three months for one prize — 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As Clinton and her running mate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, hit the campaign trail in Pennsylvania next week, take a look […]

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Ritz: Clinton supports public education

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Superintendent for Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, expects Hillary Clinton to change the educational conversation if the Democratic nominee is elected. Being a Democrat, Ritz said she will be supporting Clinton for the presidency and looks forward to the future of public education. “Well, I can tell you what’s it’s […]

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Youngest Indiana delegate sees the convention as a dream come true

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — At the age of 14, Krishna Pathak knew he would visit the Democratic National Convention one day. And he was right. But the Indiana University sophomore, now 18, never dreamed he would be Indiana’s youngest delegate at the 2016 convention. “I think it’s great,” Pathak said. “I don’t leave Indiana […]

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Reports of Bayh’s return as Hill drops out of the U.S. Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Baron Hill, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, announced he is withdrawing from the U.S. Senate race. “I have never run away from tough decisions or tough fights. But, I am a pragmatic person who will always put my country and my state first,” Hill said in a statement Monday. […]

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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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Indiana Democrats urge the GOP to condemn Trump’s reaction to Hoosier judge

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­— In light of Donald Trump’s claims regarding U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the Indiana Democratic Party had one question for the state’s Republican elected officials on Monday: where are you? They criticized the state’s Republicans for failing to condemn the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s comments about Indiana native […]

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Pence strikes out at Gregg as they race to the campaign trail

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Gov. Mike Pence said he looks forward to vigorous debates on the campaign trail during the kick off of three-day the “Start Your Engines” statewide tour. He and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb started the tour Wednesday at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway. “Every election comes down to […]

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Democrats announce delegate allocation for national convention

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After the Indiana primary, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will receive 44 of the state’s delegates at the Democratic National Convention in July and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will receive 39. Following the rules set by the Democratic National Committee, Sanders and Clinton were awarded delegates proportionally based on […]

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