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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 […]

Commentary: The GOP, in tatters

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Commentary: The GOP, in tatters

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Great humorists know the line separating comedy and tragedy is a fine one. Consider the jest by the immortal Will Rogers. He said once that Democrats form a firing squad by arranging themselves in a circle and then shooting back toward the center. Substitute the word “Republicans” for “Democrats” […]

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Analysis: Political surrogates are most successful when they show up informed

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Some of the biggest names in politics – Bill Clinton, John McCain and Chris Christie – have traveled to Indiana in the past few weeks to stump for Hoosier candidates generally and the guys running for U.S. Senate in particular. But a funny thing happened on the way to […]