Elections & Politics

Elections & Politics
5:18 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

In Redrawn District, Democrats Targeting Mike Delph On His Gay Marriage Stance

Mike Delph won his last race by 18 points, but his district has changed and he's taken heat for battling on Twitter against same-sex marriage.
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Democrats are mounting a full-court press to unseat one of the most conservative members of the Indiana Senate.

Carmel Republican Mike Delph won his last reelection race by 18 points, narrowly winning the district‘s Indianapolis precincts while piling up most of his seven-thousand-vote margin in conservative Hamilton County.

Since then, Delph‘s L-shaped district has been slightly redrawn, adding Zionsville and more of Indy‘s westside.

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Elections & Politics
1:07 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Tippecanoe County Officials Approve 19 Vote Center Sites For Election Day

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Registered voters in Tippecanoe County will have 19 vote center sites available to cast their ballots on Election Day next month.

That’s the same number as in the May primary.

County Clerk Christa Coffey says they decided not to scale back, even though some are predicting record low turnout.

She says the easier it is for people to vote, the better.

Early voting begins tomorrow in the County.

Coffey says the only thing that would prevent a registered voter from casting their ballot is not having a photo ID.

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Elections & Politics
5:48 am
Tue September 23, 2014

State Rep. Turner, Set To Resign, Asked Off The Ballot By His Challenger

Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) actually can't be removed from the ballot, despite his challenger's protestations.
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A Democratic candidate for the Indiana House of Representatives has asked incumbent Republican Eric Turner (R-Cicero) to withdraw from November’s ballot after Turner announced he would leave the legislature after this session.  

Turner announced Friday he would be leaving the legislature to join a Georgia-based Christian organization. 

Turner is up for re-election in November and says he will resign his seat if he is re-elected.  Democratic candidate Bob Ashley says he's asked Turner to withdraw from ballot, but says Turner has refused.

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Elections & Politics
3:16 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

State, Campaign Leaders Encouraging People To Vote In November

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With a little more than a month and a half left before election day, Indiana campaigns are turning up the pressure to try and get the vote out.

But this year isn‘t offering many high-profile races to entice them.

Members of both parties are worried Indiana could even see some of the lowest voter turnout ever.

The May primaries only saw 13-percent of eligible voters show up at the polls, but the grassroots arm of some campaigns is working to correct that.

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Elections & Politics
5:14 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Evan Bayh Won't Run For Governor In 2016

The former governor and senator does say he'd help a Hillary Clinton presidential run in two years, though.
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Former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh says the growing partisan divide in Indiana is the reason for his decision not to make another bid for the governor’s mansion in 2016. 

Bayh’s continued popularity in the state Democratic Party, combined with a still-robust campaign war chest, fueled speculation about a run for governor in two years. 

But Bayh says while he has big ideas for the state, he has to consider his ability to get those ideas implemented, given the state’s political realities.

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