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Hoosier heads out-of-state for chance to finally meet Pence

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com MORAINE, Ohio — Charles Rice has been a Hoosier since birth, but there was one thing the 20-year-old hadn’t done yet that he felt was necessary as an Indiana native. He had never met Gov. Mike Pence. At least he hadn’t until Wednesday when his opportunity came. Rice traveled four hours […]

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State releases primary voting numbers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Friday 38 percent of Indiana’s registered voters showed up at polling stations in the May 3 primary election. “When Hoosiers are excited about candidates, it drives turnout,” Lawson said in a statement. “When you compare the turnout numbers for this year and 2008, […]

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Small-town campaign stops influencing undecided voters

By Deron Molen TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. — For the second time in two weeks, the campaign for presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R–Texas, made a stop in Johnson County. Cruz’s wife, Heidi Cruz, joined vice presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R–Texas, at a meet-and-greet at Greek’s Pizzeria and Tapp Room […]

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Campaign efforts ramp up in Indiana

Jasmine Otam TheStatehousFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With the Indiana primary election quickly approaching, presidential candidates and their campaign teams are working to cover as much ground as possible. The primary election in Indiana is on May 3. Candidates are starting to open up campaign offices and host events for Hoosiers. As a part of that push, […]

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New Indiana civics website has bigger picture in mind

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers can now test their knowledge of Indiana civics with a new website and quiz. “Hoosiers who learn about the importance of voting at a young age are more likely to vote as an adult,” Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said in a statement. “This website works to […]

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Video: Candidates’ super fans want to make politics fun again


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Deadline means crush of campaign contribution requests

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The pleas for money are cluttering up voters’ inboxes. “We had to reach out just one more time before our fundraising deadline hits,” an email from Gov. Mike Pence’s reelection campaign begged on Tuesday. “Do you believe Hoosier families deserve a governor who shares our values?” an email from […]

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Pelath says Democrats will remain strong, relevant despite low numbers

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – House Minority Leader Scott Pelath said Thursday he’s to blame – not President Barack Obama or the Indiana Democratic Party – for losses on Election Day that let his caucus slide to just 29 out of 100 members in the chamber. Pelath didn’t offer specifics, saying simply that it’s […]

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All nine of Indiana’s congressional incumbents reelected

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – All of Indiana’s incumbent congressional candidates won their seats easily on Tuesday. Voters reelected seven Republicans and two Democrats to the U.S. House. Neither of the state’s Senate seats was on the ballot. First term U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, a Republican, won reelection easily to her 5th District seat. […]

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Republicans add to supermajorities in Indiana House and Senate

By Lesley Weidenbener and Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans maintained their supermajorities in both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly on Tuesday, assuring they can continue to their priorities essentially at will. The results of a few races remained up in the air late Tuesday but President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, predicted […]

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