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Spartz sworn in as senator after Kenley’s retirement

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Victoria Spartz became the state’s newest senator Wednesday after being sworn in to fill Sen. Luke Kenley’s former seat. “I am eager to begin my first session with the General Assembly,” Spartz said in a statement. “It is a privilege to be the voice of the constituents in Senate District […]

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State Treasurer Mitchell to run again in 2018

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After serving three years as state treasurer, Republican Kelly Mitchell is running for re-election next year. “I am proud of the work we’ve done in my first term and I have the experience and vision to continue to serve Hoosiers at state treasurer,” Mitchell said in a statement Thursday. “In […]

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Top Republican Kenley to retire from Senate

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­­ — One of the most powerful leaders in the Indiana Statehouse is retiring after 25 years of public office. Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, will be step down from his seat on Sept. 30. “It’s been my privilege to serve the people of Senate District 20 at the Statehouse for the […]

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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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Debate coverage: Biological twins but political opposites

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com ST. LOUIS — Ruben and Leah Schuckit grew up in Carmel, Indiana in a politically conservative family. When Ruben Schuckit and his father would talk about politics at home, his twin sister would listen closely and engage in what was being said. “But I kept quiet a lot,” Leah Schuckit said. […]

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Pence opens Trump campaign office in Carmel

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com CARMEL, Ind. — Gov. Mike Pence was back home in Indiana Friday as he and other Republican leaders opened the Trump-Pence Indiana campaign headquarters. “We have a great team and are going to be the first state on the board to make Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States,” […]

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Brooks, Rokita return to November ballot

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks and Todd Rokita are back on the ballot to defend their seats in the upcoming election. When Gov. Mike Pence dropped out of the gubernatorial race to be presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate, he left an opening on the Republican ticket. Both Brooks, who […]

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Race for governor considered a toss-up by Cook Political Report

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The 2016 Indiana gubernatorial race between the Democrat candidate, former House Speaker John Gregg, and the Republican candidate, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, has been placed in the “toss-up” category, according to the Cook Political Report. Analysts at the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan publication, expect the race to be competitive because of […]

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Crouch joins the GOP ticket as lieutenant governor

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Auditor Suzanne Crouch pointed out one major difference in the dynamic between the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates and their running mates. “We’re taller,” Crouch, who is 5 feet and 11 inches tall, joked. The Indiana Republican State Committee voted Monday to officially make Crouch the party’s candidate for […]

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Trump declares himself the “law and order candidate”

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump painted a dark picture of the condition of the United States on the final night of the Republican National Convention. He described a country in danger and how he alone can fix it. “When I take the oath of office next year,” Trump said […]

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