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.
Democrats’ historic council grip likely to last, political observers say
Republicans will be forced to work with Democrats to see any GOP proposals take flight. And new, young Republican councilors say they’re eager to work across the aisle.Read More
Buttigieg tells Young Democrats that GOP policies have failed
During his speech Thursday night at the Young Democrats of America National Convention in Indianapolis, South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg tried to draw attention to Republican policies that he says haven’t worked.Read More
Buttigieg was leading the crowded Democratic field with 25%, in the new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of likely Iowa caucus goers.
John Zody announced Thursday he would seek to replace Democratic Sen. Mark Stoops of Bloomington, who said last week that he wouldn’t seek a third term.
Voters decided who would fill dozens of mayoral offices for the next four years, while unofficial election returns showed those in Vigo County supporting the construction of western Indiana’s first casino in Terre Haute.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rebate proposal late Thursday joins a mix of trillion- and multi-trillion-dollar programs that Democratic presidential candidates have outlined to urgently cut oil, gas and coal emissions.
Several Democrats told IBJ that party leaders have recently removed precinct committeemen and women who would have supported a candidate for prosecutor that isn’t backed by Mayor Joe Hogsett. The precinct committeemen and women will meet in a caucus Saturday to choose Curry’s successor.
In a series of heated exchanges at a presidential debate Thursday night, 10 Democratic contenders laid bare the party’s deep divisions on major issues.
The Carmel philanthropist says it starts by activating young voters, which is why she recently gave a significant donation to Indiana Young Democrats to help the group bring the Young Democrats of America National Convention to Indianapolis.
Buttigieg still faces questions about his experience and whether his appeal extends beyond wealthier donors and white voters.
State Sen. Jim Merritt, a Republican running against Mayor Joe Hogsett in this year’s mayoral election, accused Hogsett of “purposely inflating” the number of blighted properties his administration had “improved” in Indianapolis.
With loans totaling more than $130,000, the Hoosier presidential hopeful and his husband are among the 43 million people in the United States who owe federal student loan debt.
Indianapolis Republican Mayoral candidate Jim Merritt on Thursday said he regretted his Senate vote for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015 and pledged to support the LGBTQ community if elected mayor.
Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt said Tuesday that he plans to walk in Saturday’s parade “as a private citizen, not as a candidate for mayor” and that his “intention for walking in the pride parade is to show others that, over time, my opinions have progressed and theirs can as well.”
Stephen Clay was persona on grata on the council after being expelled from the Democratic caucus for a leadership coup in 2018.
After an Indiana political newsletter said Indianapolis Mayoral candidate Jim Merritt planned to walk in this weekend’s Indy Pride parade, event organizers said Merritt wasn’t registered and wasn’t welcome anyway.
Incumbent Joe Hogsett and Republican Jim Merritt are expected to easily win their primaries in the Indianapolis mayor’s race. In Hamilton County, the races could be more interesting.
Incumbent Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett and GOP challenger Jim Merritt are expected to win their parties’ nominations easily. Meanwhile in Fishers and Carmel, incumbents are fending off primary challenges.
State Sen. Jim Merritt will be able to campaign for mayor full time after the legislative session ends this month, representatives say. In the meantime, Merritt is “very pleased” with his fundraising.
Mayor Hogsett and Council President Vop Osili have decided to pool resources and launch what Democrats say is the first true citywide coordinated campaign in Marion County to re-elect the mayor and expand the party’s majority on the 25-member council.
At issue is that counties determine party affiliation in municipal elections by using candidates’ past primary votes—and neither ever has voted in a primary election.