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Commentary: Richard Mourdock’s rapid rise and fast fall

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard not to feel some sympathy for Richard Mourdock right now. A year ago at this time, Mourdock was a rising star in the Republican Party and the national political firmament. He’d earned national notice as Indiana’s state treasurer – not the easiest thing to do – and […]

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Analysis: Pence can all but knock Mourdock out of 2014 election

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – I’m not sure what led Eric Holcomb to resign his post as chairman of the Indiana Republican Party just a few months after winning a new term, but the result is a big win for Gov. Mike Pence and probably the party. Not only did Pence get to handpick […]

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Commentary: Strife in GOP party over tax cut plan

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – We are about to see another episode of “Family Feud” in the Indiana political theater. Just days after the Indiana General Assembly came back for the second part of its 2013 legislative session – the part where the hard work gets done – the conservative advocacy group Americans for […]

Analysis:  A crowded news year’s top stories

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Analysis: A crowded news year’s top stories

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It wasn’t easy to pick out the Top 10 government and political stories in a year so packed with interesting issues and campaigns. And it was even tougher to rank the stories I settled on. Of course, you’re likely to quibble with my choices and already I’ve seen other […]

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Commentary: Top 10 state stories of 2012

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPolitics.org As tradition dictates, it’s time for me to do my top 10 list of Indiana political stories for the year.  The criteria are the same as always, magnitude and impact. Yes, it’s pretty subjective, but I think you will agree with it overall.  So with that said, here we go, in reverse […]

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Commentary: Richard Mourdock needs to look in mirror – not to media – for blame

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Richard Mourdock has found someone to blame for his loss in Indiana’s U.S. Senate race. The “liberal” media. Mourdock’s finance director, Ashlee Walls, made that clear in an email she sent to donors in the hopes that they would help erase the Republican candidate’s campaign debt. Part of the […]

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Commentary: Politicians should take note of Mitch Daniels’ authentic apology

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Even as his tenure as Indiana’s governor winds down, Gov. Mitch Daniels finds ways to surprise people – and in a good way. A few days ago, Daniels accomplished a feat that is rare in modern politics. He apologized for something he’d said. And he did it the right […]

Donnelly wins Indiana Senate seat over Mourdock

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Donnelly wins Indiana Senate seat over Mourdock

By Samm Quinn TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Joe Donnelly won Indiana’s hotly contested Senate seat over Republican Richard Mourdock on Tuesday, bringing the office back to the Democrats after 36 years. Donnelly took the stage at a Republican victory celebration in Indianapolis at 10 p.m. Tuesday to declare victory and told supporters, “I’m the hired […]

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Mourdock, Donnelly travel the state on eve of election

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – “Hey, it’s Richard Mourdock,” Mark Heirbrandt of Westfield said, popping up a little from his breakfast Monday morning as the doors opened at the First Watch café at Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis. The Republican candidate for Senate headed over to Heirbrandt’s booth with his hand outstretched. Mourdock […]

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Commentary: What to make of the Senate race polls

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPolitics.org  With the slew of recent polls in the race for the U.S. Senate here in Indiana, I thought it was time to put them all in perspective as we go into Election Day. First, here is a summary of the most recent polls since the debate. Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: Democrat […]

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