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Indiana Democrats hold hope for the party’s future

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When Elizabeth Hyde departed from Indianapolis for Philadelphia in late July, she headed to the Democratic National Convention with a mission. The 26-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter represented Indiana as a delegate at the convention. With tensions high between Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters, Hyde wanted to do what she […]

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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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Clinton’s campaign tries to tap into Obama’s base in Indiana

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — “Indiana is going to matter.” Jack Blanchard, a volunteer with the Hillary Clinton campaign, is working to energize Democrats who supported President Barack Obama in 2008. Eight years ago, Clinton beat Obama in the Indiana primary, but still failed to secure the Democratic nomination for president. Paul Helmke, a political science professor with […]