Even as he’s worked to lead the state through the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Eric Holcomb has managed to raise millions of dollars for his reelection campaign.
Libertarian candidate repeatedly attacks Holcomb during gubernatorial debate
During the discussion, the candidates answered questions about job creation, broadband internet, marijuana, a COVID-19 vaccine, racial disparities, redistricting and what time zone Indiana should be.Read More
Efforts to lift up women help define 5th District candidate Hale
In every role Hale has held in her career, she has connected people, especially women, to opportunities for growth and success.Read More
Governor’s race not top of mind in Black community
Democrat Woody Myers is the state’s first Black gubernatorial nominee from either major political party, but Black community leaders say his campaign is getting lost in the barrage of news about COVID-19 and protests over police brutality and racial inequity.Read More
Crisis puts Holcomb center stage—and that comes with risks, rewards
According to a recent poll conducted by Indy Politics and Change Research, 63% of Hoosiers say they approve of how Holcomb has responded to the pandemic, and 54% say the state is headed in the right direction. But Holcomb’s overall approval rate—at 47%—trailed the numbers for his handling of the coronavirus crisis.Read More
Republican state lawmakers seeking reelection in the northern suburbs are campaigning significantly more this year than in previous elections.
When the former Evansville mayor announced his candidacy in December, he believed he’d be facing embattled Republican incumbent Curtis Hill. Instead, is running against Republican Todd Rokita.
During a televised speech Thursday evening as part of the Indiana Democratic Party’s virtual convention, Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers talked about his experiences with racism as a child in Indianapolis.
To address concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Indiana Election Commission in March expanded the option of voting by mail to any registered voter. But the change only applied to the June 2 primary election.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had its eyes on the congressional seat even before Republican Rep. Susan Brooks announced in June that she wouldn’t seek reelection.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson made the decision last month to delay the primary election from May 5 to June 2 and expand the ability to cast a ballot by mail to all registered voters in an attempt to address public health concerns around voting.
Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody announced Tuesday that avoiding a traditional in-person convention was “the safest way” to conduct the event.
Sanders planned to talk to his supporters later Wednesday.
Candidate Woody Myers on Tuesday issued his own plan for dealing with the outbreak, which includes spending some of the state’s surplus revenue and bringing state lawmakers back for a special session.
The party leaders did not suggest any delay in the May 5 primary itself.
The heated battle for the Democratic nomination for president is raising the prospect that Indiana could have a contested primary on May 5. That could pack a punch for the state’s economy, thanks to campaign events, advertisements and staffing.
Supply Kick CEO Josh Owens said the move to suspend his campaign—which comes two days before the candidate filing deadline—lets Woody Myers become the party’s presumptive nominee.
Nearly 24 hours after voting concluded, Iowa Democratic Party officials released a partial vote count that showed Pete Buttigieg leading with 26.9%. Bernie Sanders was in second with 25.1%. Sen. Elizabeth Warren had 18.3% and former Vice President Joe Biden had 15.6%.
State Rep. Dan Forestal, a Democrat facing charges of drunken driving and impersonating a public servant, said he will not seek re-election so that he can “focus on my mental health.”
The evolution is arguably working for Buttigieg, who now regularly polls in the top tier of the Democratic candidates. But it’s also given rise to complaints that the mayor of South Bend is carefully calculating his positions rather than passionately expressing his principles.