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Holcomb names former Daniels’ aid to be campaign manager

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Senate candidate Eric Holcomb announced Monday that Justin Garrett – a former Mitch Daniels aid – will serve as his campaign manager. Garrett is the former executive director of the Indiana Republican Party and former political director for Daniels’ 2008 campaign for governor. Holcomb managed that race and […]

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Hubbard, Kittle back Rep. Young to get in Senate race

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two Republican powerbrokers are ignoring their Mitch Daniels-era political connections to one Senate candidate and instead urging Rep. Todd Young to run for the open seat. Al Hubbard and Jim Kittle Jr. – both former chairs of the Indiana Republican Party – signed a joint letter that Young’s congressional […]

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Commentary: Hoosiers have 10 million reasons to speculate about Evan Bayh

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com The rumors about Evan Bayh returning to Indiana to run for political office have started again. I don’t believe them, but they’ve started. This happens every so often. The rumors usually have Bayh returning from D.C. to run for governor. This seems more like wishful thinking from the Bayh partisans than […]

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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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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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Howey/DePauw poll finds Donnelly up big over Mourdock while gap closes in governor’s race

Survey also finds superintendent race may be close Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat Joe Donnelly has opened a double-digit lead over Republican Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Senate contest – in part due to female voters, according to a poll released Friday. The Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll – the first independent survey to be […]

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Images from 2012 general election cylce

It’s been a long and busy general election campaign season. Here’s a collection of images from the campaigns. You may also like Deadline means crush of campaign contribution requ… Analysis: Republicans need more than promises of r… Holcomb names former Daniels’ aid to be camp… Analysis: Pence faces tough decision about how to …

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New political ad ties Pence to Mourdock’s rape comments

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A group with ties to labor has launched a new ad that seeks to link Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike Pence to the controversial comments about rape and abortion made last week by GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Believe in Indiana – a so-called 527 nonprofit advocacy group – paid […]

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Mourdock tells GOP crowd that direction of nation at stake in his election

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com CARMEL, Ind. – Richard Mourdock told a crowd of the state’s most influential Republicans on Monday that his battle with Democrat Joe Donnelly for a seat in the U.S. Senate is a fight for the future of the nation. Mourdock – who is struggling to overcome controversial statements about rape and […]

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