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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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Gregg reveals plan to fight crime, drug epidemic

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A seven-part public safety plan unveiled by Democratic candidate for governor John Gregg Thursday is designed to tackle the state’s drug epidemic and cybercrimes. The “Safe Communities Plan” also lays out his strategies to combat sexual violence against children, reduce recidivism and offer support to state and local law enforcement […]

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Holcomb and Gregg ‘neck and neck’ in Monmouth poll

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Monmouth poll released Wednesday revealed that it’s anyone’s race when it comes to Hoosiers choosing their next governor. Republican nominee Eric Holcomb and Democratic contender John Gregg are separated by only a point, well within the poll’s 4.9 point margin for error. The Monmouth poll is the first non-partisan […]

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Race for governor considered a toss-up by Cook Political Report

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The 2016 Indiana gubernatorial race between the Democrat candidate, former House Speaker John Gregg, and the Republican candidate, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, has been placed in the “toss-up” category, according to the Cook Political Report. Analysts at the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan publication, expect the race to be competitive because of […]

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Agriculture, economy up for debate between lieutenant governor candidates

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Agricultural and rural issues took center stage at the Indiana State Fair Tuesday afternoon as the two candidates for lieutenant governor participated in a fairly friendly debate. Nearly two hundred people were in attendance for what may be the only lieutenant governor debate between Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, and […]

Commentary: Opening hands reveal so much

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Commentary: Opening hands reveal so much

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Opening skirmishes in political campaigns often tell stories. They reveal what the candidates and their campaigns think are their strengths and weaknesses. They show where they plan to hit the other side and where they are afraid to be hit. The gubernatorial contest between the Republican candidate, Lt. Gov. […]