Elections & Politics

Elections & Politics
1:11 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Clark Decides Against Run For Mayor Of Indianapolis

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Former State Senator Murray Clark has ruled out a run for mayor of Indianapolis next year.

Clark says he got out of town after Greg Ballard‘s announcement he wouldn‘t seek reelection to discuss a possible campaign with his wife. He says he basically decided against it then, and finalized the decision after returning last week.

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Elections & Politics
1:04 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

New State Treasurer Sworn In Early

Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell
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Kelly Mitchell is the state‘s new treasurer a little early.

Mitchell was sworn into the office for which she was elected just two weeks ago, however her service this year will be the completion of the unexpired term of former state treasurer Richard Mourdock.

"It‘s so exciting," Mitchell said in her first meeting with reporters after a private swearing-in at the Statehouse. "I‘m not sure I slept last night - I did a little, but it is a thrill and an honor to be standing here."

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Elections & Politics
9:58 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Hogsett Officially Declares Candidacy For Mayor Of Indianapolis

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett speaks at a press conference in Bloomington last summer.
Credit Bill Shaw

Former U-S Attorney Joe Hogsett has officially entered the 2015 race for mayor of Indianapolis.

It’s seemed a forgone conclusion Hogsett would mount a campaign for the city’s highest office since he announced his resignation as U-S Attorney in July—a position he’d held for four years—then formed an exploratory committee in August. But for three months, Hogsett has held off on an official announcement until Wednesday night.

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Elections & Politics
12:38 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Donnelly Expecting Productive GOP-Controlled Senate

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he Republican takeover of the Senate means Indiana‘s Joe Donnelly will be in the minority after new members take office in January.

But the freshman Democrat is sounding an optimistic note about the transition.   

Donnelly predicts centrist senators will drive the agenda in the new Congress, and says he expects a productive Senate under new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Elections & Politics
1:42 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Delaney Still Only Official Candidate For Mayor Of Indianapolis

State Representative Ed Delaney
Credit Indiana House Democrats / http://indianahousedemocrats.org

State Representative Ed Delaney says he‘s the most qualified of all potential candidates to fill the mayoral vacancy left by Republican Greg Ballard.

The Democrat says he remains the only official candidate in the race.

And Delaney says he is the best choice even compared to those who have yet to announce.

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