Elections

Messer defeats Bookout, wins Pence's 6th seat

November 6, 2012
Associated Press
A former state leader of the Republican Party and school choice supporter will succeed Mike Pence as Indiana's 6th District representative in Congress.
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Donnelly wins Senate race over Mourdock

November 6, 2012
Bloomberg News
Democrat Joe Donnelly defeated Richard Mourdock for an open U.S. Senate seat in Indiana, one of Republicans’ must-win races in their effort to gain control of the chamber.
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Reform-minded candidates secure IPS board seats

November 6, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis Public Schools board will have a new look in the new year.
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Zoeller wins 2nd term as Indiana attorney general

November 6, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has won re-election as the state government's top lawyer. The Republican defeated Democratic nominee Kay Fleming to win a second four-year term.
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Romney wins Indiana as state returns to GOP

November 6, 2012
Associated Press
Mitt Romney brought Indiana back into the Republican fold Tuesday, reclaiming a traditionally GOP state that was usurped by Democrat Barack Obama in 2008 on his way to his first term as president.
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Exit polls shows economy still the top concern

November 6, 2012
Associated Press
Rising prices and unemployment were heavy on the minds of national and Indiana voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through, with 4 in 10 saying the nation's economy is getting better.
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Stocks rise as investors wait for a winner

November 6, 2012
Associated Press
Major stock-market indexes climbed Tuesday as investors waited for the finish of a closely fought U.S. presidential election.
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Reformers give IPS candidate heavy financial support

November 6, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Caitlin Hannon, who is in a three-way contest for the Indianapolis Public Schools District 1, has raised $62,437 this year, including $34,000 from out-of-state education reformers.
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Indiana congressional delegation to get makeover

November 6, 2012
Associated Press
For the second straight election, Indiana has three open seats, following the retirement of 30-year U.S. Rep. Dan Burton in the 5th District and decisions by Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Joe Donnelly to seek other office.
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GOP looks for big wins in Indiana, but spoiler lurks

November 5, 2012
Associated Press
Republicans working to move Indiana firmly back into the land of red states after its 2008 support of Democrat Barack Obama hope to have plenty to celebrate Tuesday, but a U.S. Senate seat that has been a lock for the GOP for nearly four decades could be the night's spoiler.
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Long lines for early voting, but Indiana turnout down

November 5, 2012
Associated Press
Lines at polling places stretched out the door and down the block in some Indiana cities on Monday as voters scrambled to meet the early-voting deadline of noon.
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Indiana's Vigo County a bellwether for presidential races

November 5, 2012
Bloomberg News
The voters of Vigo County may know more about who will win the presidential race than any pollster or strategist. In more than half a century, Vigo County election returns have been right every time, making it the nation’s finest bellwether county.
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Lawmaker cries foul over Fishers vote endorsement

November 4, 2012
Associated Press
A state lawmaker is taking issue with a group that backs a new "hybrid city" government in an Indianapolis suburb and says she never endorsed the plan.
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Tea party looks for Mourdock win with final push

November 4, 2012
Associated Press
Tea party advocates in Indiana who aced their first test by ousting U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in May likely face a much tougher final exam Tuesday as they work to push Republican Richard Mourdock to victory.
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Dems, GOP marshal troops in last weekend of race

November 3, 2012
Associated Press
Democratic and Republican volunteers took the phones and the Indiana sidewalks on Saturday to make sure their supporters make it to the polls by or on Election Day.
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MORRIS: Your vote on Nov. 6 is importantRestricted Content

November 3, 2012
Greg Morris
We all need to express our feelings about what’s going on in our local communities, our state and our country by casting votes for the candidates we believe can make the most positive impact on our lives.
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Candidates for governor respond to open government surveyRestricted Content

November 3, 2012
The survey by the Indiana Coalition for Open Government was the first since 2004.
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HICKS: The problems with polling and predictionsRestricted Content

November 3, 2012
Mike Hicks
Just days before a presidential election, there’s no doubt we will be bombarded with poll results and election models designed to predict winners and losers. It is useful to explain how these work without technical jargon.
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GOP expected to make gains in Indiana delegation

November 2, 2012
Associated Press
Republicans could strengthen their hold on Indiana's nine-member congressional delegation Tuesday, but even with new political districts designed to give them an advantage, Democrats aren't likely to be down and out for the long haul.
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New poll shows Donnelly, Pence with big leads

November 2, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
The Howey/DePauw University Battleground poll released Friday shows Republican Richard Mourdock trailing Democrat Joe Donnelly by 11 points.
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U.S. unemployment rate rises despite job gains

November 2, 2012
Associated Press
President Barack Obama will face voters with the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since Franklin Roosevelt.
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Gregg using attack ads in homestretch

November 1, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Democrat John Gregg has been trying for months to paint Republican Mike Pence as an extremist, and his latest ad is the most direct attack in the governor's race to date.
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Donnelly took same stance as Mourdock in abortion bill

November 1, 2012
Associated Press
What Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly doesn't bring up in attack ads against Richard Mourdock is that last year he backed a measure that would have denied federal abortion funding even in cases of rape and incest.
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Fewer Indiana voters casting early ballots this year

October 31, 2012
Associated Press
After a strong start, fewer Indiana residents are taking advantage of early voting for this year's election than in 2008, when a record quarter of all Hoosiers voters cast ballots before Election Day.
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Ad spending tops $25 million in Indiana Senate race

October 31, 2012
Associated Press
Spending on television ads in the race for Indiana's open Senate seat between Republican Richard Mourdock and Democrat Joe Donnelly topped $25 million this week, nearly five times what was spent in the 2010 Indiana Senate race.
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  1. Liberals do not understand that marriage is not about a law or a right ... it is a rite of religous faith. Liberals want "legal" recognition of their homosexual relationship ... which is OK by me ... but it will never be classified as a marriage because marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. You can gain / obtain legal recognition / status ... but most people will not acknowledge that 2 people of the same sex are married. It's not really possible as long as marriage is defined as one man and one woman.

  2. That second phrase, "...nor make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunitites of citizens..." is the one. If you can't understand that you lack a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and I can't help you. You're blind with prejudice.

  3. Why do you conservatives always go to the marrying father/daughter, man/animal thing? And why should I keep my sexuality to myself? I see straights kissy facing in public all the time.

  4. I just read the XIV Amendment ... I read where no State shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property ... nor make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunitites of citizens ... I didn't see anything in it regarding the re-definition of marriage.

  5. I worked for Community Health Network and the reason that senior leadership left is because they were not in agreement with the way the hospital was being ran, how employees were being treated, and most of all how the focus on patient care was nothing more than a poster to stand behind. Hiring these analyst to come out and tell people who have done the job for years that it is all being done wrong now...hint, hint, get rid of employees by calling it "restructuring" is a cheap and easy way out of taking ownership. Indiana is an "at-will" state, so there doesn't have to be a "reason" for dismissal of employment. I have seen former employees that went through this process lose their homes, cars, faith...it is very disturbing. The patient's as well have seen less than disireable care. It all comes full circle.

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