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Messer officially joins the 2018 U.S. Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Luke Messer announced his run for the 2018 U.S. Senate with a simple post on Twitter Wednesday. A large red campaign logo was posted on Messer’s Twitter account reading “I Like Luke.” Along with the graphic, Messer announced, “We’re in!! See you at the picnic on August 12th.” […]

Commentary: A bulwark slips away

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Commentary: A bulwark slips away

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Years ago, I haunted the U.S. Senate. I was in Washington, D.C., working on a long profile of U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, and other stories about Indiana’s congressional delegation. It was 1992, a different era. This was well before the terrors of 9/11. Security in the nation’s capital […]

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Bayh officially announces run for U.S. Senate

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indiana Governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh leaped into the U.S. Senate race Wednesday. “With the challenges facing Indiana and our country, I can no longer sit on the sidelines and watch as partisan bickering grinds Washington to a halt,” Bayh said in a statement. “Hoosier families deserve […]

Commentary: Evan Bayh comes home

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Commentary: Evan Bayh comes home

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The late Southern writer Thomas Wolfe once wrote a novel called “You Can’t Go Home Again.” Evan Bayh, it appears, wants to prove Wolfe wrong. Bayh’s re-emergence as a political candidate a few days ago took much of Indiana by surprise. Just a few months ago, when speculation and […]

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Reports of Bayh’s return as Hill drops out of the U.S. Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Baron Hill, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, announced he is withdrawing from the U.S. Senate race. “I have never run away from tough decisions or tough fights. But, I am a pragmatic person who will always put my country and my state first,” Hill said in a statement Monday. […]

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Hill challenges his U.S. Senate race opponents to debates, town halls

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Democrat Baron Hill is challenging his two opponents—Republican Todd Young and Libertarian Lucy Brenton—in the race for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat to a series of four debates and nine town hall meetings leading up to the November election. Calling it an election like no other, Hill said it […]

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Democratic party won’t sue to keep Todd Young off the ballot

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Democratic Party has decided not to file a lawsuit regarding Todd Young’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Attorneys from both the Indiana Democratic Party and Young’s primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, challenged Young’s ballot petition signature count, but lost in a ruling from the Election Commission last […]

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Eric Holcomb drops out of the race for U.S. Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indiana Republican Party chairman Eric Holcomb is dropping out of the race for the U.S. Senate. “Today I withdrew my name as a candidate for the United States Senate as Janet and I believe we have been called to serve our beloved state in a different capacity,” said Holcomb […]

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Former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill files to run for U.S. Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Baron Hill, former member of U.S. Congress, has filed paperwork to officially be on the ballot for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Dan Coats. “I’m running for the U.S. Senate to get past the popular political rhetoric that is being used to divide Americans and back to […]

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Holcomb files to run for U.S. Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Eric Holcomb is officially running for the U.S. Senate. He submitted a ballot petition to the Secretary of State’s office with signatures from all 92 counties Wednesday. He’s running for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Dan Coats. “I am grateful to everyone who volunteered their time to collect […]

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