Indiana Republican Convention

The video board at Evansville's Ford Center shows Indiana Republican Party Chair Kyle Hupfer as he speaks to his party's convention. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Indiana Republicans approved a party platform at their convention Saturday that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

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Elkhart County prosecutor Curtis Hill will vie to become the state’s next attorney general. The Republican announced his candidacy Monday in downtown Indianapolis.

Hill says like incumbent Greg Zoeller (who will run for Congress instead of for another term as AG), he’ll stand up to many of the objectives and regulations sent down from Washington.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence says Indiana must move from reform to results and laid out his vision for the state in a speech to the state Republican convention Saturday. 

The platform unveiled by Pence offered more aspirations than specifics, as is common early in a campaign.  The 6th District congressman lauded the accomplishments of the Daniels administration but says there is still work to be done.

Indiana General Assembly

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence announced Monday that Sue Ellspermann will be his running mate in the fall.

Pence first unveiled his choice in the small DuBois County town of Ferdinand, Ellspermann’s home town.

Ellspermann has served a single term in the state House of Representatives. Prior to her election in 2010, she was the founding director of a research center at the University of Southern Indiana.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller officially launched his reelection campaign at the Statehouse Friday.

Greg Zoeller was first elected as the state Attorney General in 2008.  Zoeller previously worked as the chief deputy to his predecessor, Attorney General Steve Carter, making him the first AG elected after having previously served in the office.

Tippecanoe County Republicans will send about 35 delegates to the state convention in June.

Just four-years ago the number attending was 40.

The county Election Board rejected nine of eleven would-be delegates after challenges were initiated about their validity.

Members found that some people didn’t meet proper criteria to represent the party.

Board Chairman Bob Reiling says the pair allowed on the ballot registered to represent the wrong district, which wasn’t their fault.