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Pence joins the Trump ticket as vice presidential candidate

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — He’s hired. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump announced Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate via Twitter, after weeks of speculation and recruiting. “I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.,” Trump […]

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Trump to visit Indianapolis Wednesday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will visit Indianapolis Wednesday. The campaign has announced plans for a rally at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion. Doors open at noon. Tickets are available on Trump’s website. Trump isn’t the only candidate for the Republican […]

Forbes video: Mike Pence should run for president

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Forbes video: Mike Pence should run for president

Media mogul Steve Forbes talks about whether Mike Pence should run for president By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence should run for president because “he’s got the record and got the experience” to be a strong candidate in 2016, conservative media mogul Steve Forbes said Thursday. “Why shouldn’t he look at […]

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Analysis: A peek at Pence’s presidential resume

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is apparently thinking about a bid for president in 2016 – at least that’s what he told The Washington Post. Back home in Indiana, he’s steered clear of any such talk. No surprise. He’s been governor less than 17 months, so a move to go on the […]

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Commentary: Losing an election isn’t the end of the world

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In 2004, not long after George W. Bush was re-elected president of the United States, I was at a party and fell into conversation with some casual acquaintances, a distraught couple who happened to be liberal Democrats. They were so upset about the fact Bush had won that they […]

Voices from within the flames

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Voices from within the flames

By John Krull The Statehouse File  STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Col. – Half the state, it seemed, was on fire. People could smell the smoke from the wild fires counties away from the places where the land and the trees and the brush burned. Citizens of this mountain state – good people who had worked hard to […]

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Poll finds Herman Cain ahead among Indy GOP voters

By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain finished first in a new poll asking Indianapolis voters who they would choose in the Republican primary. But the survey was taken just as news broke that two women received a settlement from Cain after accusations of sexual harassment 12 years ago. […]