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Libertarian governor candidate Rex Bell suffers stroke

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Less than a week before Election Day, the Libertarian candidate running for governor, Rex Bell, has suffered a stroke. Bell is expected to make a full recovery and be released from Methodist hospital in Indianapolis soon, according to a post on the campaign’s Facebook page Thursday morning. The stroke, which […]

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Gregg meets with voters on statewide bus tour

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. — Supporters of John Gregg for governor received a sweet treat Tuesday. Roscoe’s Tacos gave everyone who showed up to meet with the Democratic candidate a free Cowboy Cookie which they could enjoy while talking to Gregg. However, Gregg was all business at the campaign stop as he shook […]

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Final governor’s debate takes friendly approach

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A hug shared between Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and Republican candidate Eric Holcomb conveyed the overall friendly tone of Tuesday night’s third and final governor’s debate at the University of Southern Indiana. The hug came after moderator Mizell Stewart III accidentally referred to Gregg as “Mr. Holcomb.” […]

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Second governor’s debate showcases differences between candidates

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The second governor’s debate made the differences between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell clearer after the first primarily highlighted similarities. With a topic of Hoosier jobs and the economy, the candidates answered questions Tuesday night from audience members and the moderator regarding an evolving job market, […]

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Calm debate highlights similarities in governor’s race

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The first debate between the three candidates for governor ended up showing off the similarities between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell rather than the differences. As they spoke before an audience of students, teachers and administrators at Lawrence North High School Tuesday, the candidates were […]

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Gubernatorial candidates discuss violence, vouchers and mass transit

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time, gubernatorial candidates Democrat John Gregg, Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell took the stage together at Central Library Sunday to discuss issues regarding public transit, school choice vouchers and recent perceived police violence. Public Transit Infrastructure in the Hoosier state could make […]

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Since joining in the race, Holcomb beats Gregg in large contributions

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Jumping into the election in late July with less than three months to campaign, Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Holcomb is now taking every step he can to raise the funds needed before Nov. 8 to earn the vote. “As Eric says, this campaign is a sprint,” said Pete Seat, […]

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Not sure who’s running for governor? You’re not alone

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Before being named the Republican gubernatorial candidate in July, just days after Gov. Mike Pence joined the Republican presidential ticket, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s name didn’t ring a bell for many Hoosiers. Since losing to Pence in the 2012 election for governor, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg was dubbed […]

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Candidates for governor discuss pre-K, infrastructure

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — All three candidates for governor met Tuesday to discuss issues facing Indiana, including expanding pre-K, improving the state’s infrastructure and the effect of civic leadership. The Indiana University Public Policy Institute hosted the gubernatorial forum after gathering data about what Hoosiers want from the next governor. The data, complied […]