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National, state and local representatives were on hand for Monday’s kickoff event for the group African Americans for Hillary, an advocacy organization looking to mobilize the Hoosier State’s black voters. Experts say the campaign’s efforts to reach that particular demographic could prove crucial for the candidate’s success in the Hoosier state.

The Hilary Clinton campaign today trumpeted support from more than 50 African American leaders, from U.S. Representative Andre Carson to a constable in Indianapolis' Center Township.

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Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has made an LGBT hire in Indiana for a key role in her campaign.

Indiana Competes director Peter Hanscom will serve as the state director of Clinton's campaign in Indiana in advance of the May 3 primary.

Hanscom says Clinton will focus on building a statewide campaign, and he expects the number of endorsements from key elected officials in the Democratic Party to grow.

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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.

Purdue University

Mitch Daniels has tried to make his time as Purdue President about student affordability – so this month in our regular conversation with him, we ask about the plans from three people who’d also like to be president – of the United States.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the former Republican governor doesn’t have rave reviews for education savings plans from the top three contenders for the 2016 Democratic nomination.

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The next Democratic presidential nominee could be the oldest in the party’s history. Democrats have only nominated one non-incumbent over 60 since 1880, but frontrunner Hillary Clinton turns 68 this year  and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) turns 74 in September. 

Both candidates would set the record for the party’s oldest nominee, and Sanders would be the oldest first-term nominee in U.S. history.

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Recent history suggests a small minority of people will pay attention to politics on this, Election Day 2014.

But one person who will be is NPR's National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

Liasson was in West Lafayette recently and sat down with WBAA News Director Stan Jastrzebski to give her view on how this year's almost forgotten election will have an impact not just on the political landscape for the next two years, but also on the 2016 presidential race.

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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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