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Commentary: Voters like candidates who articulate a way forward

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Almost as soon as the 2012 election was over, the post-mortems and finger-pointing began. At the national level, Republicans lost big. They dropped the White House, lost two seats in the Senate and, while they retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, it appears that the overall popular […]

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Commentary: Voters sent message but GOP might not be listening

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Oh, what strange things partisanship and ideology can be. The day after the votes had been counted in the 2012 election, Republican leaders new and old in state government declared that nothing – not even a pesky upset – was going to stop them from pursuing and implementing their […]

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Commentary: Winners and losers reveal character in post-election speeches

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – On Election Night, several candidates, both winners and losers, showed how real leaders speak after the votes have been cast and the contest has been decided. And several didn’t. Let’s talk about the ones who got it right first. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was gracious in defeat. He […]

Commentary: Tea party seizes defeat from jaws of victory

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Commentary: Tea party seizes defeat from jaws of victory

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Election Day 2012 likely will be remembered as the day that the Tea Party wave crested – and broke. By the time all the votes had been cast and counted, Indiana Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly had claimed a victory over his Republican opponent, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, […]

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Commentary: The country endures even the toughest of elections – then and now

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s finally here – the end of the election season. This campaign year has been brutal, divisive and ugly. Both Democrats and Republicans have spent billions of dollars demonizing their opponents and driving wedges between Americans. At times it has seemed that we never have been so divided and […]

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Commentary: Campaign dreams face stark reality this Tuesday

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The last days of political campaigns are rare things. When the time before an election dwindles down to days and then hours – and the result of months, perhaps years of dedication and work becomes clear – candidates reveal themselves in ways they haven’t before. Fatigue allows them to […]

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Commentary: Mourdock’s problems go beyond statements about rape and abortion

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If Richard Mourdock loses his campaign to be Indiana’s next U.S. senator, a lot of people will blame it on the wrong reason. Many of them – particularly social conservatives – will say that Mourdock is just another victim of the intolerance journalists and other members of the intelligentsia […]

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Commentary: Lugar could say ‘I told you so’ after Mourdock comments on abortion

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Like most people, I thought it was impossible for Indiana’s U.S. Senate campaign to get any stranger. I was wrong. Tuesday night at the second Senate debate, Republican Richard Mourdock touched off a national firestorm when he talked about abortion and rape. He also demonstrated why politicians rarely are […]

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Commentary: Young, Yoder do state, 9th District proud

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. – It is easy – too easy – to get disgusted by politics and politicians these days. Read our story on the debate: 9th District candidates showcase differences in Franklin College debate The attack ads and endless streams of vitriol that pass for political discourse can jade anyone. The […]

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Commentary: Presidential debates have tightened race, highlighted strengths

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The third presidential debate had a clear winner. Moderator Bob Schieffer. The longtime CBS newsman managed to keep the candidates pretty much on time and on topic – and likely will be the only journalist to moderate a presidential or vice presidential debate this year to emerge from the […]