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Final governor’s debate takes friendly approach

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A hug shared between Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and Republican candidate Eric Holcomb conveyed the overall friendly tone of Tuesday night’s third and final governor’s debate at the University of Southern Indiana. The hug came after moderator Mizell Stewart III accidentally referred to Gregg as “Mr. Holcomb.” […]

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Candidates focus on veterans as election nears

By Adrianna Pitrelli and Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana celebrated the dedication of the new Bicentennial Plaza Saturday, candidates from both parties took advantage of the extra traffic in downtown Indianapolis. Candidates for governor, John Gregg and Eric Holcomb, as well as those in the Senate race, Evan Bayh and Todd Young, appeared […]

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Second governor’s debate showcases differences between candidates

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The second governor’s debate made the differences between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell clearer after the first primarily highlighted similarities. With a topic of Hoosier jobs and the economy, the candidates answered questions Tuesday night from audience members and the moderator regarding an evolving job market, […]

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Calm debate highlights similarities in governor’s race

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The first debate between the three candidates for governor ended up showing off the similarities between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell rather than the differences. As they spoke before an audience of students, teachers and administrators at Lawrence North High School Tuesday, the candidates were […]

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Gubernatorial candidates discuss violence, vouchers and mass transit

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time, gubernatorial candidates Democrat John Gregg, Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell took the stage together at Central Library Sunday to discuss issues regarding public transit, school choice vouchers and recent perceived police violence. Public Transit Infrastructure in the Hoosier state could make […]

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Holcomb shares economic development plan with few funding details

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican candidate for governor Eric Holcomb announced his economic agenda Tuesday but offered few new ideas and little information about how he would fund it. Holcomb’s proposal includes building a fourth port on the Ohio River, a $1 billion innovation and entrepreneurship plan, and growing the Regional Cities Initiative […]

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Since joining in the race, Holcomb beats Gregg in large contributions

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Jumping into the election in late July with less than three months to campaign, Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Holcomb is now taking every step he can to raise the funds needed before Nov. 8 to earn the vote. “As Eric says, this campaign is a sprint,” said Pete Seat, […]

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Not sure who’s running for governor? You’re not alone

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Before being named the Republican gubernatorial candidate in July, just days after Gov. Mike Pence joined the Republican presidential ticket, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s name didn’t ring a bell for many Hoosiers. Since losing to Pence in the 2012 election for governor, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg was dubbed […]

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Unusual election cycle opens campaign ad floodgates

Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Amid a tumultuous election cycle, campaign advertising started earlier and with a greater intensity than usual this year — and is only expected to become more negative. Traditionally, campaigns worked off this theory: voters wouldn’t tune into races until September, said Paul Helmke, professor of practice with the School of […]

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Candidates for governor discuss pre-K, infrastructure

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — All three candidates for governor met Tuesday to discuss issues facing Indiana, including expanding pre-K, improving the state’s infrastructure and the effect of civic leadership. The Indiana University Public Policy Institute hosted the gubernatorial forum after gathering data about what Hoosiers want from the next governor. The data, complied […]

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