Republicans don’t need Democrats’ help to confirm Eric Holcomb as lieutenant governor. They hold a huge majority in the Legislature—and it appears they support the governor’s choice to replace Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.
The move is a major shakeup for the Pence administration with a primary election just months away.
Gov. Mike Pence has scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference Tuesday at which he is expected to announce that former state GOP chairman Eric Holcomb will be his running mate for the November election—and perhaps take over as lieutenant governor even earlier.
Republican Bill Smythe filed to run against Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt, who is running for re-election for the first time.
Sen. Randy Head of Logansport says he wants the attorney general’s office to challenge the expanding role of the federal government that’s diminishing the power of states.
Sorry, Jim Gilmore.
A Fort Wayne educator emerged Thursday as a GOP primary challenger to Senate President Pro Tem David Long, who has faced criticism for championing a bill that would have extended civil rights protections to lesbians, gays and bisexuals.
Indiana state Sen. Jim Arnold has joined seven other state senators to announce he or she is retiring or running for another office.
Records show Gov. Mike Pence’s campaign received the contribution two days before the Dec. 31 deadline. That helped the campaign raise some $3.5 million during the last half of 2015, while Gregg’s campaign collected nearly $2 million.