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Some Republicans form group to support Donnelly

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A handful of supporters of former Sen. Dick Lugar on Thursday launched “Republicans for Donnelly” and say they will work to elect Democrat Joe Donnelly to the U.S. Senate instead of Republican Richard Mourdock. “Hoosiers have been lucky to have Dick Lugar for the length of time […]

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Mourdock, Donnelly start bids for moderate voters in Senate contest

By Greg Margason and Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – One day after becoming their parties’ nominees in a race for U.S. Senate, Republican Richard Mourdock and Democrat Joe Donnelly reached out to the state’s moderate voters, each with an argument that he will best represent Indiana’s values. The candidates are battling for the […]

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Commentary: Donnelly and Mourdock will both fight for Lugar voters

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Early in his speech acknowledging victory in Indiana’s Republican U.S. Senate primary race, Richard Mourdock paid tribute to the man he beat, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. Mourdock needed to do that. One of the questions of the fall campaign – perhaps the central question – is where […]

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Donnelly proposes targeted tax cuts for small and high-tech businesses

By Tim Grimes The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., kicked off a jobs tour Monday in his bid for U.S. Senate with a visit to a high-tech company where he revealed his six-point plan meant to boost economic development. Donnelly picked Xylogenics – a company that has developed a strain of […]

Commentary: Senate candidates stuck on the small stuff

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Commentary: Senate candidates stuck on the small stuff

 John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Perhaps it is appropriate that, in this time of revolutionary change, the strange campaign for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat seems to be focused on something as trivial as hotel bills. The incumbent – Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. – has been in office for more than 35 years. While […]

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Podcast: Legislative news for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

In today’s podcast, hear about Democrat Joe Donnelly’s campaign swing in the Senate race and learn how the Indiana House wants to punish retailers that illegally sell synthetic drugs. Listen now: Check back daily for our news summary.

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Donnelly campaigns across Indiana as GOP candidates fight

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Rep. Joe Donnelly launched a three-day, statewide campaign tour Monday as Republicans continue fighting to see who will face him in the race for U.S. Senate. Donnelly started Monday morning in Jeffersonville before traveling to Evansville and then Indianapolis, where he campaigned at the popular lunch […]

Donnelly files signatures, paperwork to be on Democratic ballot for Senate

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Donnelly files signatures, paperwork to be on Democratic ballot for Senate

U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, made his candidacy for U.S. Senate official on Thursday by filing signatures and campaign paperwork with the state. Donnelly is expected to be the only Democrat in the race. He will face the winner of a GOP primary that will pit incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar against Indiana Treasurer […]

Commentary: Democrats reveal their disarray

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Commentary: Democrats reveal their disarray

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Will Rogers once said: “I’m not a member of any organized party.  I’m a Democrat.” At the end of last week and through the weekend, Indiana Democrats did their best to demonstrate that Rogers was right. The comedy began last week when Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan […]

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Democrats try to move on after messy leadership fight

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democrats acknowledged Monday they face a significant challenge trying to unite the party in time for important 2012 elections after a messy leadership squabble over the weekend left key officials divided. Some members of the party’s central committee said they are frustrated about a three-hour closed […]