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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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Senators look to fill USDA leadership roles

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s senators are accepting applications to fill two state-level leadership positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “These leadership positions are vital in supporting Hoosier farmers and communities across rural Indiana,” U.S. Sen. Todd Young said in a statement. “We want to do our part to ensure Indiana remains a […]

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Donnelly at Dems baseball practice when shooting occurred at GOP field

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly had just walked off the baseball field and was getting ready for batting practice when U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle said, “Oh my God.” Donnelly and other Democrats were practicing in D.C. for a charity baseball game against Republicans when they heard of an attack on […]

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Indiana Democrats question Trump’s decision to fire Comey

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, Indiana Democrats are questioning the president’s motives. “There are serious questions about the president’s decision to dismiss Director Comey while he was at the center of one of the most important FBI investigations in recent memory,” U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly […]

Commentary: GOP extends Donnelly a lifeline

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Commentary: GOP extends Donnelly a lifeline

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – No matter how determined U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, seems to be to alienate his base and lose next year’s election for his seat, it appears his Republican opponents are just as determined to find ways to keep him in the race. Maybe even more so. A few weeks […]

Commentary: Joe Donnelly and the vanishing center

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Commentary: Joe Donnelly and the vanishing center

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As America moved toward its Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s great rival Stephen A. Douglas once said he could have traveled all the way from Washington, D.C., to Chicago guided by the light of his own burning effigies. Douglas had angered both Northerners and Southerners by attempting to paper over […]

Commentary: Don’t underestimate that guy named Joe

Commentary: Don’t underestimate that guy named Joe

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Although it might seem a little early to start talking about the 2018 elections, I think it’s only fair to point out that Joe Donnelly won’t be a pushover come next year. And even though Republicans in Indiana walked away with just about everything but the kitchen sink last year, anyone […]

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Commentary: Indiana at the center of Supreme Court campaign

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — I invite you to take a little trip with me through the byzantine world of campaign finance as it is now playing out in Indiana. This trip starts at the Indiana Statehouse where, on Wednesday, Attorney General Curtis Hill held a press conference urging the state’s two senators to […]

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Indiana attorney general supports Trump’s recommendation for empty Supreme Court seat

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill urged the state’s two senators to approve President Donald Trump’s nomination to fill the empty U.S. Supreme Court seat. Hill’s press conference Wednesday was one of 11 organized by the Judicial Crisis Network held across the nation in states with vulnerable Democratic senators up […]

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Indiana’s senators meet with Supreme Court nominee

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s U.S. senators, Todd Young and Joe Donnelly, met with President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch earlier this week. Young, in a press release, said he and Gorsuch agreed that, “it is not the job of the judge to override the decisions of ‘we the people’, […]