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Political robocalls banned in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As the final weeks of the election season approach, Hoosiers can expect to see more political ads, direct mailers and yard signs. The one campaigning tactic you shouldn’t see a huge spike in is robocalls. “In Indiana, our Legislature has adopted one of the strictest laws that strictly prohibits the use […]

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Commentary: Beware of the Draft Newt scam

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com Recently a political action committee or PAC was formed with the stated purpose of drafting Newt Gingrich to run for the United States Senate from Virginia against Democrat Mark Warner in next year’s election. On Sept. 18, the Draft Newt PAC began soliciting contributions and petition signatures, which generated a moderate […]

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Outside groups pour $1.1 million into Senate race just since Labor Day

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Outside interest groups have spent more than $1.1 million since Labor Day on advertising and other expenses to influence voters in the Indiana Senate race. Most of the so-called “independent expenditures” have been used either to support Republican Richard Mourdock or to oppose Democrat Joe Donnelly. Three groups have […]

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ProPublica: How nonprofits spend millions on elections and call it public welfare

By Kim Barker ProPublica Matt Brooks describes the mission of the Republican Jewish Coalition as educating the Jewish community about critical domestic and foreign policy issues. Watch ProPublica’s Kim Barker discuss this investigation on CBS’s Face the Nation. But the well-dressed crowd that gathered in May for a luncheon on the 24th floor of a […]