Election & Politics

Election & Politics
11:43 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Tippecanoe County polling locations set for 2014 primary election

Tippecanoe County officials have settled on polling locations for the 2014 primary.

Commissioners this morning approved 13 early voting sites and 19 for Election Day.

Board of Elections Co-Director Jared Bond says all of the early voting locations are consistent with previous years.

He says the list of Election Day sites has two changes.

The county will be using the Eagles Lodge on South 18th Street instead of the Brady Lane Church of Christ.

Bond says the Lodge is still on the bus line and offers better parking and more space inside.

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Election & Politics
11:18 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Interview with New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin

New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin

WBAA's Kristin Malavenda speaks with New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin,who was on the Purdue campus to speak as part of the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication's Innovator series.

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Election & Politics
5:11 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Klinker to seek reelection

A long-time Lafayette-area state representative is seeking her 17th term in office.

Sheila Klinker announced her intentions yesterday.

The Democrat has held the District 27 House of Representatives seat since 1983.

So far Klinker is the only candidate to file campaign paperwork for that race.

In 2012 Republican Chuck Hockema ran against Klinker, earning 45.5 percent of the vote.

If a Republican does not run for the seat in the primary election, the party has until June 30th to slate a candidate for the general election.

Election & Politics
8:13 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Democrat drops out of District 4 Congressional race

Democrat Tara Nelson has decided not to run against incumbent Todd Rokita for Indiana’s District 4 congressional seat.

Nelson issued a statement yesterday announcing her decision to step out of the race “because of personal and family reasons.”

In the 2012 election, Nelson received 34% of the vote to Rokita's 62%.

That leaves John Dale of West Lafayette as the only Democrat in the race.

Election & Politics
8:31 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Teacher to run for District 4 congressional seat

A U.S. History and Government teacher is filing to run for Indiana’s District 4 congressional seat.

Democrat John Dale is in his 24th year teaching at Western Boone High School.

He graduated from Harrison High School and Wabash College.

Dale is the second Democrat to announce intentions to vie for the Fourth District congressional seat.

Tara Nelson was the party’s nominee in 2012 and is making a second run for office.

Election & Politics
8:46 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Democrat enters IN Secretary of State race

Marion County’s Clerk wants to hold a new, statewide office. Democrat Beth White is running for Secretary of State.

White admits her record as Clerk is not perfect, but says Marion County’s voting system is in better shape now because of her work.

She says she is particularly concerned with the state’s voter identification law, which she doesn’t believe will be repealed.  But she vows to have it changed, if elected.

White has served two terms as County Clerk. If elected as Secretary of State, she will be the first Democrat to hold the position in 20 years.

Election & Politics
11:51 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Gregg decides against another campaign

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg says he won’t run for governor of Indiana again. 

In a statement, the former Indiana House Speaker says he has not stopped working since his electoral loss to Mike Pence last November.  The Sandborn Democrat says he’s met with party leaders and elected officials and planned on being the Democratic nominee for governor in 2016. 

However, now despite what he calls “overwhelming support and encouragement to make another run,” he says he will not seek the nomination, opting instead to focus on his family.

Election & Politics
2:58 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Nelson running again in 4th Congressional District

Democrat Tara Nelson says she'll run for the party's nomination in 2014 for the 4th Congressional District.

A Democrat has announced plans to run in the 4th Congressional District.

Tara Nelson was the party’s nominee in 2012. She knew that she’d run again, but says recent events pushed up the announcement.

“With the government shutdown and our congressman making the national news regarding putting down a CNN newswoman anchor, and regarding his comments with affordable healthcare being the most insidious law man has ever made – I really feel that our district deserves better representation.”

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Election & Politics
6:41 am
Wed July 24, 2013

INGOP Convention to Ft Wayne in 2014

New Indiana GOP Chair Tim Berry says moving the Republican state convention to Fort Wayne next year will help revitalize the party gathering.  It will be the first time an Indiana Republican state convention is held outside of Indianapolis.

Berry says the move will help show off the state’s second largest city while bringing new energy to the convention.

“And it’s going to bring new excitement to our three races next year that we’ll be nominating at the state convention: Connie Lawson, our Secretary of State, along with a candidate for State Auditor and State Treasurer.”

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Election & Politics
3:06 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Seybold announces run for IN Treasurer

Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold announces his candidacy for Indiana Treasurer
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Mayor Wayne Seybold (R-Marion) is the first candidate to officially announce a run for the open Indiana State Treasurer position. With current Treasurer Richard Mourdock stepping down due to term limits, the race in 2014 is wide open.

Seybold is serving his third term as mayor and was a city councilman in Marion prior to 2003.  He unsuccessfully ran for Congress in Indiana’s 5th District last year.

Seybold says he will use his experience in city government to connect the State Treasurer’s office to the local level.

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