Elections & Politics

Randy Head / Indiana Senate Republicans

A Logansport State Senator will make a bid to become the state’s next Attorney General.  He hopes to replace current AG Greg Zoeller, who is making a run for Congress and won’t seek another term.

Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) is wrapping up his second term in the State Senate this year and wants to move up the political ladder. 

The Logansport senator spent 14 years as a deputy prosecutor and says his trial experience as well as his time in the legislature position him well to replace fellow Zoeller. 

Eric Holcomb Exits U.S. Senate Race

Feb 8, 2016
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Former Mitch Daniels chief of staff Eric Holcomb has quit the race for U.S. Senate.

Holcomb formally pulled out of the race half an hour before the noon deadline to get his name off the May primary ballot.

His withdrawal leaves Republicans with a two-way race between Congressmen Marlin Stutzman (R-3rd) and Todd Young (R-9th).

Holcomb was the first candidate to enter the race -- he jumped in days after Dan Coats announced his retirement last March.

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Eleven presidential candidates and 52 congressional hopefuls have filed for Indiana's primary ballot.

All eight remaining Republican presidential candidates have qualified for the ballot, along with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who quit the race the same day his campaign turned in his petition signatures.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders (D-VT) will appear on the Democratic ballot.

All seven U.S. House members seeking reelection in Indiana will first have to survive primary challenges.

Bernie Sanders Now Officially On Indiana Ballot

Feb 3, 2016
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is now officially a candidate for president in the Hoosier State.

Supporters delivered 7,000 signatures to the Indiana State House yesterday, putting Sanders' name on the ballot for the May 3 primary.

The chair for his campaign in Indiana, Aaron Robinson, says as the election gets closer, there’ll be bigger crowds in the state out to support the Vermont senator – but he wouldn’t utter Hillary Clinton’s name when talking about Sanders’ second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

U.S. Congress

A Hoosier congresswoman introduced New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he made an 11th-hour case to Iowa voters on the eve of that state’s first-in-the-nation caucus.

Susan Brooks (R-5th) introduced praised Christie’s work as a federal prosecutor as she introduced him to the crowd.

“He’s been a pro-life conservative forever and he’s been re-elected, not just in New Jersey – a very blue state – but he was reelected with wide margins,” Brooks says. “But he also is a fiscal conservative – he’s vetoed more tax increases than probably any governor in the country.”

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