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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’, […]

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Donnelly greets Hoosiers attending inauguration

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON —U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly greeted more than 300 Hoosiers as they made their way to the nation’s capital to pick up their inauguration tickets Thursday. Those who picked up their tickets were invited to mingle over coffee with Donnelly and his staff. Donnelly said he hosted the event to show […]

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Donnelly to introduce legislation to protect U.S. jobs

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Brian Reed started working at Rexnord, an industrial supplier 24 years ago when he was 21 years old. Aiming for the American dream, the Indianapolis father said he dedicated himself to his duties at the plant. Now, Reed is one of thousands of Hoosiers expected to lose their jobs. Reed […]

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“Indianans” no more: federal government to call us “Hoosiers”

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —The name Hoosiers is officially on the books in the new federal government style guide. “I’m pleased the federal government has granted our request and will now call us what we call ourselves: Hoosiers,” Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly said. “This is a welcome and long overdue change.” This comes after Donnelly […]

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Donnelly pays a visit to state fair’s Pioneer Village

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The only thing setting Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, apart from pioneers at the Pioneer Village Thursday was his lack of overalls. The Indiana senator spent the morning at the Indiana State Fair where Donnelly went back in time and explored Indiana long before any attendees were even born — the […]