Election & Politics

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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Election & Politics
3:51 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Outcomes not affected by provisional and absentee ballots

Tippecanoe County’s election board counted 132 ballots that weren’t included in the November 6th results.

But, the combination of provisional and absentee ballots did not change any outcome.

Clerk Christa Coffey says the board rejected some of them based on several factors.

“The primary reason a provisional ballot would not have been counted is they weren't a registered voter, or they weren't a registered voter in Tippecanoe County, or there was an I-D issue that they had an out of state drivers license or some other issue," she said.

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Election & Politics
4:00 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Pence and Daniels talk transition, Ritz victory and education reform

Governor Mitch Daniels (left) and Governor-Elect Mike Pence meet to discuss a transition plan.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

The transition from Governor Mitch Daniels to Governor-elect Mike Pence is underway as Pence has begun to assemble his transition team.

Daniels says his administration is eager to help make the transition a smooth one, allowing the new one to hit the ground running.  Pence began the process by naming his long-time congressional chief of staff Bill Smith head of the transition team.

Pence praised the Daniels team and says his transition will be committed to continuity.

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Election & Politics
2:09 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Pence wins governor's race, GOP makes gains in legislature

After months of assumption that he’d win the race easily, it came as little surprise Tuesday when Republican Congressman Mike Pence was elected the 50th governor in state history. 

Though the race appeared to narrow in recent weeks, Pence’s lead was too much to overcome for Democrat John Gregg.  Pence’s platform throughout the campaign was positive, rarely engaging in what were almost constant attacks from Gregg. 

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Election & Politics
1:44 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Hershman elected to fourth term in Senate

Brandt Hershman believes Indiana is moving in the right direction and he thinks that is the reason voters chose him for another term.

"I think it's a reflection that many people feel that, even in an uncertain economy nationwide, that Indiana has largely been on the right track, by limiting our spending and focusing on our core priorities," he said.

The State Senator representing District Seven defeated Democratic challenger Brad Thompson for the seat that includes Jasper, White, Carroll, Tippecanoe, Clinton, and Boone counties.

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Election & Politics
1:37 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Truitt tops Cornstuble in HD26 race

House District 26 voters are sticking with the incumbent.

Republican Randy Truitt defeated Democrat Rick Cornstuble in the district that includes parts of Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County.

"It's humbling," said Truitt.  "It's a humbling deal. It'll be great to go back down and represent the district where I was born and raised and am now raising my family.  So, it's kind of a neat thing."

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Election & Politics
1:30 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Klinker wins HD27; Will serve 16th term

State Representative Sheila Klinker will serve a 16th term in the Indiana General Assembly.

The Democrat was picked to represent District 27, defeating Republican Chuck Hockema.

Because of redistricting, Klinker will represent some new constituents in the district that includes Lafayette and parts of Wabash Township.

"I am very eager to represent this area," she said.  "So, I will work very hard to get their support and to let them know that I am in their corner."

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