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Hollingsworth beats Yoder to clinch 9th District

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The race for Indiana’s 9th District, a key congressional seat, was seen as a toss-up until election night. Republican Trey Hollingsworth won with 54 percent of the vote to Democrat Shelli Yoder’s 40 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. “My promise to you is that we are going […]

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Student debt plans differ among 9th District candidates

By Ashley Steeb, Bryan Wells and Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Hoosier college students feel the pressure of growing student loans, the candidates in the 9th District congressional race each embrace different methods for tackling student debt. The average debt for Indiana students receiving a four-year degree from a public university is more than […]

Commentary: A debate the voters lost

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Commentary: A debate the voters lost

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Libertarian congressional candidate Russell Brooksbank says he knows why his Republican opponent, Trey Hollingsworth, won’t debate him. It isn’t because of Brooksbank’s Sept. 16 arrest following an altercation with a police officer in Louisville, Kentucky. Hollingsworth’s “afraid to answer one simple question: What’s his last known address?” says Brooksbank. […]

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Hollingsworth, Yoder go head-to-head in first debate

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com GREENWOOD, Ind. — In the first debate of the season, 9th Congressional District candidates Democrat Shelli Yoder and Republican Trey Hollingsworth went head-to-head to discuss questions on infrastructure, healthcare and gun control. The debate remained friendly until the candidates were asked in the final question if they would release their tax returns. […]

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9th District candidates, Yoder and Hollingsworth, debate Monday

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Greater Greenwood Chamber is ready to change the conversation surrounding the race for the 9th Congressional District. President and CEO Christian Maslowski is helping organize the first debate between Republican Trey Hollingsworth and Democrat Shelli Yoder. “There’s been a lot of rhetoric. There’s been a lot of direct […]

Commentary: Rod Serling and the Indiana GOP

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Commentary: Rod Serling and the Indiana GOP

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com Imagine channel surfing late at night and you accidentally stop on an old black and white TV show. The story is about a woman who has just relocated to southern Indiana in the recent past. She is a Republican, but preparing to vote in Indiana for the first time. She is […]

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Q&A: Meet Shelli Yoder, running for the 9th Congressional District

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com   Editor’s note: This story is a part of a question and answer series covering the Indiana primary. All candidates in this race have been invited to interview. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS — Monroe County Council member, Shelli Yoder, is running as a Democrat in the […]

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Young beats Yoder in 9th district

By Jessica Wray TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Incumbent Rep. Todd Young defeated his Democratic challenger Shelli Yoder in the 9th Congressional District race, earning a second term in a district that has for years traded between Democrats and Republicans. Young – celebrating with Republicans in Bloomington – pledged to his supporters to work “every bit as […]

Commentary: The cost of not trusting women

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Commentary: The cost of not trusting women

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com GREENWOOD, Ind. – Shelli Yoder, Democratic candidate for Indiana’s 9th District congressional seat, sips an iced tea while people all around her drink beer. She’s at the Oaken Barrel, a brewpub in this suburb of Indianapolis. It’s late afternoon. She’s spent all day campaigning in the northern part of the district […]

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Commentary: Young, Yoder do state, 9th District proud

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. – It is easy – too easy – to get disgusted by politics and politicians these days. Read our story on the debate: 9th District candidates showcase differences in Franklin College debate The attack ads and endless streams of vitriol that pass for political discourse can jade anyone. The […]

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