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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 Northeast Indiana Republican says he might run for… Pence to seek reelection; official announcement to… Video & story: Tallian makes it official: She… Analysis: Pence set Democrats up with good campaig…

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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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Commentary: Mourdock’s problems go beyond statements about rape and abortion

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If Richard Mourdock loses his campaign to be Indiana’s next U.S. senator, a lot of people will blame it on the wrong reason. Many of them – particularly social conservatives – will say that Mourdock is just another victim of the intolerance journalists and other members of the intelligentsia […]

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Analysis: Talking about one’s religious philosophy is risky in campaigns

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The controversy that has erupted around Republican Richard Mourdock’s comments about abortion and rape has been fascinating and – like many of you – I’m eager to see how the dust up actually affects Hoosiers’ views as they vote in the Indiana Senate race. We’ll learn the latter soon […]

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