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VP Pence calls on Sen. Donnelly to vote ‘yes’ to tax cut

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  ANDERSON, Ind. —With a desire to cut taxes by the end of the year, Vice President Mike Pence came back home again to Indiana Friday for his first of three expected trips in the next month — but this time he targeted Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. “Sen. Donnelly, we need your […]

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Donnelly announces re-election campaign in Anderson

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A passionate crowd of Democrats made their way to the United Auto Workers building in Anderson Monday where they cheered on U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly as he announced his run for a second term. “The American tradition is to make sure that, as a nation, we give a chance […]

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Messer kicks off campaign with blues skies and barbecue

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com MORRISTOWN, Ind. — Republican U.S. Rep. Luke Messer launched his U.S. Senate campaign Saturday with a little bit of politics and a whole lot of barbecue. “Some say this doesn’t exist anymore — hundreds of Hoosier families standing shoulder to shoulder, waving flags, having a barbecue, people from all generations coming […]

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McLinn family champions national ‘Right to Try’ legislation

By Christian Sullivan  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­­– Jordan McLinn is an eight-year-old boy with a disease with no known cure. His condition, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is caused by a genetic mutation that prevents the body form producing a protein that the muscles need to work properly called dystrophin. Without the protein, the muscles become damaged and […]

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Long endorses Messer in 2018 Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Senate President Pro Tem David Long endorsed U.S. Rep. Luke Messer’s run for Indiana’s 2018 Senate seat. Long picked Messer the day after U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita officially announced his campaign. In a statement, Long said he has known Messer for many years and was impressed by the work that […]

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Rokita enters 2018 Senate race to ‘defeat the elite’

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Chants of “Joe must go” filled the air on the Statehouse lawn Wednesday morning when U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita announced his bid for Sen. Joe Donnelly’s hotly contested U.S. Senate seat. “Indiana needs a conservative senator who has our values,” Rokita said. “Indiana needs a senator who votes on […]

Commentary: When Senate candidates miss their nap times

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Commentary: When Senate candidates miss their nap times

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If the race for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat on the ballot next year were a day care, both U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Indiana, and U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, already would be in time out. Messer and Rokita are the two leading candidates to square off against the incumbent, […]

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Hoosier leaders have mixed responses to failed Obamacare vote

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans in Congress are scrambling to regroup after a vote that would have repealed parts of the health care law failed to pass in the U.S. Senate early Friday morning.  The bill failed in a 51-49 vote with Indiana’s senators voting along party lines. Republican Sen. Todd Young voted […]

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Messer officially joins the 2018 U.S. Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Luke Messer announced his run for the 2018 U.S. Senate with a simple post on Twitter Wednesday. A large red campaign logo was posted on Messer’s Twitter account reading “I Like Luke.” Along with the graphic, Messer announced, “We’re in!! See you at the picnic on August 12th.” […]

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How Indiana’s senators voted on Tuesday’s health care motion

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate Tuesday to move the debate surrounding health care forward. Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young voted to advance to floor debate while Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly voted against. In a statement after the vote, Young said he will work […]

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