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Long endorses Messer in 2018 Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Senate President Pro Tem David Long endorsed U.S. Rep. Luke Messer’s run for Indiana’s 2018 Senate seat. Long picked Messer the day after U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita officially announced his campaign. In a statement, Long said he has known Messer for many years and was impressed by the work that […]

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Young locking in fundraising advantage for U.S. Senate race

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several other familiar Republican names have joined Al Hubbard and Jim Kittle, both former chairs of the Indiana Republican Party, in support of U.S Rep. Todd Young’s U.S Senate campaign. Young announced the list of statewide steering committee members on Tuesday. It includes Murray Clark, former Indiana Republican Party […]

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Stutzman releases Senate race fundraising totals for second quarter

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INIDIANAPOLIS– Republican Senate candidate Marlin Stutzman released fundraising numbers for the second quarter on Friday and reported bringing in more than $600,000. Running mate, U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-Indiana, raised more than $1 million in the same quarter. Stutzman announced his candidacy midway through the second quarter. “Momentum continues to build for […]

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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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Daniels is ‘admirer’ of Senate candidates but won’t endorse one

Staff report TheStatehoueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Mitch Daniels has no plans to endorse one of the Republican candidates in the U.S. Senate race. “I’m a friend of all of them. I’m an admirer of all of them,” Daniels told TheStatehouseFile.com on Tuesday. “It’s a free country.” Eric Holcomb, who served as Daniels’ campaign manager when he […]

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Young campaign says donations mean he could be competitive in Senate race

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Rep. Todd Young’s campaign announced Tuesday that the Republican has raised more than $500,000 since Sen. Dan Coats announced he would not seek reelection. That’s a sign that Young has the support to seek the seat, his spokesman said. “These fundraising numbers show there is an overwhelmingly positive […]

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Video & story: Holcomb becomes first official candidate in 2016 Senate race

Holcomb announces he will seek US Senate seat from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The GOP’s Eric Holcomb became the first candidate to officially announce he’ll run in 2016 to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Dan Coats but other Republicans and Democrats say they are pondering a bid as well. Surrounded by […]

Analysis: Pence lead means money could flow to tight Senate battle

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Analysis: Pence lead means money could flow to tight Senate battle

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to know more than two months away from the general election – and before television campaign ads are in full swing – whether a statewide poll conducted by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is a predictor of November winners or simply a snapshot in time. But there’s […]

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Poll: Pence leads Gregg in governor’s race; Senate battle is dead heat

By Suzannah Couch TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence has a double digit lead over Democrat John Gregg, according to a poll released Thursday by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. However, the candidates in the U.S. Senate race are in a battle that is too close to call. The chamber poll shows the […]

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Outside groups pour more money into Indiana Senate race than almost any other

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Outside interest groups have spent more to influence the outcome of Indiana’s Senate race during 2011 and 2012 than in any other state but one. Independent expenditures in the Indiana race have totaled nearly $5 million so far in the current campaign cycle, according to the Federal […]

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