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The three Republicans vying for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat squared off Sunday night in their second debate before Indiana's May 8 primary. They attacked each ... "career politicians." He called it "laughable" that his opponents would count his 11 years on a school board as being part of "institutional politics.
The three Republicans running for U.S. Senate in Indiana faced off Sunday night in the second debate of what has been called the nastiest GOP primary race in the nation, but this time most of the attacks were aimed at former state Rep. Mike Braun — an indication of his rising status in the race.

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Two state Senate races in suburban Indianapolis will reveal if Trump-ism is changing Indiana politics. Is incumbency a major disadvantage? Do policy ... So, if incumbency and being part of the political class works against officeholders this year, Merritt will suffer. A different type of challenge is emerging ...
It's not the first time Rokita has drawn scrutiny for mixing official business with politics. The AP previously reported that congressional staffers often felt obligated to do political work to help their boss' campaigns. And a February analysis of state and congressional spending records revealed Rokita has spent ...
Rokita and Messer have spent the better part of two decades in and around politics, building connections and war chests for such a run. ... Braun's political resume is limited to a 10-year stint on the Jasper School Board and three years in the Indiana House of Representatives, which he entered in 2015.

It's not the first time Rokita has drawn scrutiny for mixing official business with politics. The AP previously reported that congressional staffers often felt obligated to do political work to help their boss' campaigns. And a February analysis of state and congressional spending records revealed Rokita has spent ...
“Of course it helps Donnelly,” said Robert T. Grand, a lawyer and powerful figure in state politics for decades. ... In Wisconsin, a Marine Corps veteran and political newcomer, Kevin Nicholson, is taking on a state senator, Leah Vukmir, for the right to challenge the incumbent senator, Tammy Baldwin.
Bob Kraft who headed the Indiana Farm Bureau's government affairs, wrote in his Howey Politics Indiana column, “Concern that those tariffs may trigger retaliatory tariffs on American products by key international trading partners is generating apprehension throughout Indiana's agricultural community.
Bill to legalize CBD oil in Indiana suddenly transformed into gun bill instead ... But this in Indiana, and Indiana politics is full of surprises. I caught up with ... All depends on your tolerance for political shenanigans and whether you can stomach the sausage-making process that happens at the State Capital.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita has decided to skip a televised debate planned for next month with the two other candidates seeking the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. The nonprofit Indiana Debate Commission announced Friday that U.S. Rep. Luke Messer and former state Rep.
On the other side of the political fence, Indiana's two House Democrats have opposite positions. Rep. Pete Visclosky, whose northwest Indiana district is home to North America's largest steel mill, has said Trump must act now to protect the nation's steelmaking capabilities and the livelihoods of steelworkers ...
They worried that stringent labeling requirements would keep CBD oil products out of Indiana altogether. If lawmakers can't come to a consensus on the final bill by the close of session next week, CBD legalization would have to wait another year. "We're going to look pretty foolish if we don't legalize this ...
NASHVILLE, Ind. (Howey Politics) – Trump Country in Indiana is the country, the rural areas that then-radio host Mike Pence described as the land of the “amber waves of grain.” In Adams County, Donald Trump won with 73.9 percent of the vote in 2016; in Benton County, it was 70.6 percent; Clinton County ...
Changes to sexual harassment policies are coming for all three branches of Indiana state government. A measure that would require ... The overhaul comes amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men in Hollywood, sports, media and politics. Allegations against lawmakers in other ...
The widow of an Uber driver killed in a suspected drunken driving crash said her family has been "devastated" by a political ad featuring her deceased husband, an Indianapolis Colts player who was also killed and the Guatemalan man who was charged with their deaths. Deb Monroe, the widow of driver ...
Sitting in her house in Cicero, Amie Neiling, seems to be well out of the political rat race, but don't let this scene fool you. "Fed up. Ready for change and ready to do something about it to bring the change," Amie Neiling said. She is part of a nationwide trend of women jumping into politics for the very first ...

Indiana Primary Candidates talk Politics with Vigo County Residents ... Terre Haute, IN - Next month Hoosiers will be hitting the polls to cast their ballots in the 2018 Indiana Primary Election. But Tuesday night was all about the candidates. Several of them stopped by the Wabash Valley to talk about the ...
Mike's consulting team, the Indiana-based Mark It Red, has been working with one of Steve's primary opponents in the 4th District. ... Indianapolis market may have boosted Steve's name recognition, but overall, Steve called the phenomenon of running at the same time as his brother a political “net neutral.
Smith said he's asked House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, to convene this summer a legislative study committee tasked with reviewing the high court's ruling, figuring out how it applies to Indiana and possibly preparing a redistricting standards proposal for lawmakers to consider in 2019.
POLITICS. Indiana facing larger school funding gap than projected. The gap in Indiana school funding is larger than first projected. Author: Associated Press. Published: 10:33 AM EST February 13, 2018. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The multimillion-dollar gap in school funding that Indiana legislative leaders have pledged to fill is ...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's support for President Donald Trump has fallen over the past 12 months, according to a new poll by Morning Consult. In January 2017, Morning Consult's poll showed Indiana's net approval for Trump at 22 percent (55 percent approve and 33 percent disapprove). A year later, in ...
David Long, Indiana's Senate president pro tempore, is stepping down after more than 20 years in the state legislature. The Fort Wayne senator will step down on election day in November. Long pointed to numerous accomplishments during his 12 years as the Senate leader, including overseeing the ...
That includes the enactment of property tax caps, a series of personal and corporate income tax cuts, the expansion of charter schools and the creation of private school vouchers, passage of Indiana's right-to-work law and the Healthy Indiana Plan, last year's approval of a 20-year road funding package ...
Kochs Launch $4M Campaign Against Dems in Missouri, Indiana. Koch brothers are spending millions of dollars to attack two vulnerable Democrats for voting against ... Claire McCaskill and Indiana's Sen. Joe Donnelly. An AFP spokesman said Tuesday the ad campaign will run on TV and the internet for ...
She said she has more than three decades of work in law enforcement, including as a Lake Juvenile Court probation officer, an administrative assistant to the Indiana Department of Corrections commissioner and as chief probation officer in Lake Superior Court County Division before she retired in 2012.
Members of the Indiana General Assembly stand and applaud as Indiana's Court of Appeals judges entered the House chamber Jan. 10 for Chief Justice ... It will be clear sailing in Northwest Indiana for 12 federal and state legislative incumbents who are going unchallenged in the May 8 primary. Only three ...
“We can't sit on the sidelines, I mean what this country is going through right now, people of faith are going to have to make some choices and stand very firmly in their place,” said Faith IN Indiana's Juard Barnes. “We're not focused on any particular party political party, we're focused on values and if people ...
Women selected for the HWF training program must demonstrate an interest in public policy, political advocacy and advancing Indiana forward with progressive policies and ideas. The nonprofit will strive to ensure that each class has a diverse background of personal and professional life experiences ...
Get more of Indiana's most insightful politics coverage sent straight to your inbox: Sign up here by submitting your email address. Last legislative session Pierce submitted a "death with dignity" bill, called the Indiana End of Life Options Act, that would have allowed terminally ill patients who meet certain ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Another top-ranking Democrat in the Indiana Legislature has decided to not seek re-election after this year's session. Rep. Linda Lawson of Hammond says she'll finish out her term and then give up the seat she first won in 1998. Lawson has been the second-ranking House ...
IMPORTANTVILLE, Ind. (Howey Politics) – During the sensational 2016 presidential race, Republican Donald Trump barnstormed our state and in one ... adhere to the normal conventions of truth, but I borrow his imaginary city to pose the Indiana of 2018 as stationed at the center of the political universe, ...
The commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and vice-chaired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, included Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. In a statement released ... Politics: Indiana Secretary of State: No link between early voting access and turnout. Dems: Get real.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The older brother of Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird is entering the race for a seat in the Indiana Legislature. Mark Bird announced Tuesday he'll seek the Democratic nomination for the Indiana House seat that includes most of the city of Terre Haute. The 64-year-old Bird is a ...
In previous years, social conservatives have watched in disappointment as lawmakers rejected a same-sex marriage ban and scaled back Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. ▻ Get Indiana's most insightful politics coverage sent straight to your inbox: Sign up here by submitting your ...
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — State Representative Jim Lucas is filing House Bill 1106, which aims to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana. The 28-page bill would allow for the cultivation, dispensing and use of medical marijuana for anyone with a serious medical condition. Rep. Lucas said it is "a common ...
The Republican majority had a chance during its last legislative session of 2017 to pass redistricting reform in Indiana to take politics out of the process and ... The commission would be composed of four state lawmakers – one from each political caucus – and five members of the public to be selected by a ...
Susan Brooks (R-IN05) was one of the only Indiana Republicans in Congress not to outright support the executive order on immigration. Brooks said she agrees more needs to be done, but said "However, I do not believe in discrimination, I do not support a religious test for immigrants or refugees, and I do ...
Sitting in her house in Cicero, Amie Neiling, seems to be well out of the political rat race, but don't let this scene fool you. "Fed up. Ready for change and ready to do something about it to bring the change," Amie Neiling said. She is part of a nationwide trend of women jumping into politics for the very first ...
Starting Jan. 4, you can have Indiana's most insightful politics news sent straight to your email inbox. IndyStar is launching the Hoosier Politics newsletter, which will be emailed free to subscribers every Thursday with a roundup of the week's most important stories on Indiana government and politics.
WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly doesn't see how Hoosiers would be better off under a proposed overhaul of the federal tax ...
Gov. Eric Holcomb is directing state excise police to resume checking stores for cannabidiol, or CBD, products after Attorney General Curtis Hill ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime Indiana legislator who was a leading of the state's public smoking ban says he won't seek re-election next ...
12 special election was founded just weeks ago by a 24-year old aspiring political operative who acknowledged to NBC News Tuesday that ...
For 30 years, Indiana had a hate crime law on the books that was used ... a Hoosier version of the Columbians Inc., a Nazi-type political party.
Indiana House Democrats narrowly selected a socially conservative representative from rural Indiana to be their new minority leader during a ...
After months of confusion over the legal status of cannabidiol oil, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill deemed it illegal in almost every ...
Towering figures in Indiana politics, including former Democratic Sen. ... “Todd Rokita believes he can keep his own political career alive by ...
Donnelly's campaign also donated to Indiana food banks the $10,000 Franken's political action committee contributed to Donnelly's re-election ...
The Republican will be joined by Indiana's First Lady Janet Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. They are visiting ...


 

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