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Negative campaign ads swamp Senate race

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh and current Republican Rep. Todd Young have only been running against each other since mid-July, but the race for the state’s open Senate seat took a negative turn quickly. “Congressman Todd Young hurts Hoosiers families,” says an ad paid for by the Evan Bayh […]

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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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Analysis: Pence faces tough decision about how to campaign for 2016

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It was no surprise on Thursday night when Republican Mike Pence announced he’d seek a second term as governor – but he did drop a bit of a bombshell about how he’ll do it. “I’m ready to take on those who would misrepresent our record and trash our good […]