Elections & Politics

Elections & Politics
12:42 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Hogsett's Vow: If Elected, No More Than Two Terms

Joe Hoggset is the Democratic nominee for Indianapolis mayor.
Credit Bill Shaw

Joe Hogsett is pledging to serve a maximum of two terms if elected mayor of Indianapolis. Indianapolis mayors were limited to two terms until 1983, when legislators repealed the law for then-Mayor Bill Hudnut, who went on to serve four. Hogsett says the cap should be restored.

"Mayors are leaders and decision makers who are elected to address the immediate and pressing concerns of the people of the community," Hogsett says. "Each mayor of our city should be given a maximum of eight years to implement his or her vision."

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9:06 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

State GOP Chairman Announces Mike Pence Will Seek Reelection

When Mike Pence had to fend off questions at this press conference about the state's so-called "religious freedom" bill, there was speculation about whether he'd run again.
Credit Gretchen Frazee / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Indiana’s Republican Party chairman Monday announced Governor Mike Pence will make a bid for a second term. 

A Pence run for reelection wasn’t always considered a lock as the Hoosier governor had been mentioned – sometimes prominently – as a 2016 presidential contender. 

But in the wake of controversy surrounding what was perceived as the creation of a state news agency along with backlash from the religious freedom act, talk of a run for national office all but disappeared. 

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Elections & Politics
5:35 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Senator Just Back From Afghanistan To Run For Congress

Banks will attempt to win the seat being vacated by Marlin Stutzman (R-3rd), who's running for the Senate seat held by the retiring Dan Coats (R-IN).
Credit Virginia Alvino / Indiana Public Broadcasting

State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) announced Tuesday he’s running for Congress. The seat is being vacated by Marlin Stutzman (R-3rd), who’s stepping down to run for the U.S. Senate.

Banks asked his supporters to help send him to Washington just three weeks after he returned home from an eight-month mission to Afghanistan.

The Navy Reserve officer was deployed last September. His wife Amanda took his place in the General Assembly for the 2015 session.

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Elections & Politics
5:04 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Crawfordsville, Frankfort Incumbents Easily Win Republican Mayoral Primaries

Barton (above) ran opposed by Johnathan Pickett in the Crawfordsville Republican Primary.
Credit Courtesy Crawfordsville Mayor's Office

Crawfordsville’s and Frankfort’s incumbent mayors notched convincing wins in Tuesday’s primary election.

Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton received four times as many votes as opponent Johnathan Pickett.

Barton says Crawfordsville voters remember the positive changes he’s made since taking office three years ago.

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Elections & Politics
4:28 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

John Gregg Announces Another Run For Gov, But Some Dems Want More Options

Gregg ran what was seen as a lackluster campaign in 2012, but stayed closer to Mike Pence in the vote county than many forecasts predicted.
Credit Indiana Public Media / https://www.flickr.com/photos/wfiupublicradio/8409284742

Indiana’s 2016 gubernatorial race could be a repeat of 2012 after Democrat John Gregg Thursday announced he’ll run for governor again.  But he might have competition for the nomination this time.

Gregg indicated back in 2013 he wouldn’t seek another shot at the governor’s office, but in the months since, rumors start circulating that the former House Speaker was changing his mind. 

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