ARTICLES

WAGNER: The long and winding road to recruit candidates

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a conservative special-interest group. It opened with four paragraphs about a Statehouse issue along with a list of House members the group wanted its supporters to call and email. But that’s not what caught my eye.
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WAGNER: It's a brave new world in the suburbs

Earlier this year, I wrote for this publication about the rise of a new Hoosier swing voter, women my age who live in the doughnut counties around Indianapolis.
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WAGNER: Indiana Dems need branding makeover

I spent a large chunk of the last eight years as the spokeswoman for the Indiana Democratic Party. It was the best of times (big wins in 2006, 2008 and 2012), it was the worst of times (it sure would be nice to forget about 2010 and some stinging losses at the local level).
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WAGNER: Take the opportunity to live elsewhere

I never imagined I’d be writing this column, and I want to preface it with a blanket statement that will never change: I’m a proud Hoosier, and I love my hometown of Indianapolis.
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WAGNER: Age has little to do with moral virtues

Reggie Walton and Mark Zuckerberg have one thing in common.
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WAGNER: The rise of a new Hoosier swing voter

Quick, describe a Hoosier swing voter. White, married, middle-class male from southern Indiana, somewhere between 35 and 55 years old, right?
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WAGNER: Shake up higher education, thoughtfully

Last November, I received an e-mail from Indiana University asking me for input on a branding campaign for prospective students. Intentionally or not, the survey focused on creative elements for the School of Journalism.
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WAGNER: Pence could learn from Daniels' style

Here are six words I never imagined stringing together: I’m going to miss Mitch Daniels.
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WAGNER: Political ads filtered by a 4-year-old

We don’t watch a lot of television in our house, but when it’s on, it’s almost always tuned to a news station or show.
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WAGNER: Why the undecideds seem indecisive

I’ll bet you’re not an undecided voter. How do I know? Because you’re reading this opinion piece in this political publication that resides within a larger publication that’s focused on a narrow set of issues. In other words, you’re engaged.
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