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Holcomb raises $200,000 in what campaign calls ‘grassroots’ effort

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Eric Holcomb raised more than $200,000 for his Senate campaign during this year’s second quarter – with nearly 90 percent of his contributions coming from Hoosiers. “We undoubtedly made great strides on two important fronts in the last three months: growing our team and funding our campaign,” campaign […]

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Don Bates to run for state treasurer in GOP primary

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Don Bates announced Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination in the 2014 race for state treasurer. Bates, a financial advisor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in 2010, said his 17 years of private sector work in money matters mean he’s a good […]

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Poll: Mourdock opens 10-point lead on Lugar

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – An animated Sen. Richard Lugar called Friday on all Hoosier voters – not just Republicans – to cast ballots in Tuesday’s GOP primary and save him from defeat at the hands of challenger Richard Mourdock, who appears to have opened up double-digit lead in the race. Sen. […]

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U.S. Senate: Lugar touts experience in asking for 7th term

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File Read our profile of Richard Mourdock.  Click here. INDIANAPOLIS – The crowd at the Washington Township GOP Lincoln Day dinner last week offered Sen. Richard Lugar a standing ovation, a tribute to 35 years of serving the state of Indiana and his stature as a national and international leader. […]

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U.S. Senate: Mourdock taps into frustration with Congress, Lugar

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File Read our profile of Sen. Richard Lugar. Click here. INDIANAPOLIS – State Treasurer Richard Mourdock will tell you it’s unlikely a geologist with a degree from Ball State University would someday run for U.S. Senate. But less than one week before the primary election, Mourdock, 60, is not only […]

Commentary: The political game that is the U.S. Senate race

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Commentary: The political game that is the U.S. Senate race

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Some people, the saying goes, play checkers and others play chess. In these last days leading up to Indiana’s U.S. Senate primary election, we’ll see which game incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar and his challenger, Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock, play. Checkers, the cliché goes, is about […]

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Mourdock raises more cash this year but Lugar has lots left to spend

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – State Treasurer Richard Mourdock raised more campaign cash than Sen. Richard Lugar in the first quarter of 2012 but the incumbent had substantially more money on hand to spend in the final weeks of the GOP primary race, according to data that will be reported to the […]

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NRA joins outside attacks on Lugar

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The National Rifle Association on Monday launched a $100,000 advertising and mail campaign aimed at unseating U. S. Sen. Richard Lugar in a GOP primary race that has become the target of conservative, outside interest groups. The NRA’s effort includes radio, television and online ads as well […]

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Lugar will pay back Treasury for hotel costs during Congressional recesses

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Richard Lugar will reimburse the federal Treasury roughly $4,500 that he improperly spent on hotels while staying in Indiana at times that Congress was not in session, a move that exacerbates a campaign controversy about the longtime lawmaker’s residency. Lugar’s office should have used his personal […]

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Two polls show Mourdock six points behind Lugar in Senate race

By Greg Margason The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Two new polls show that U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, while still apparently in the lead, is losing ground to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, his opponent in the May 8 Republican primary. The polls, conducted last week and released Monday, show Lugar with a 6 percentage point lead […]

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