IBJ recently had a chance to talk to Schmuhl about his rebuilding efforts—and the prospect of Pete Buttigieg coming back to Indiana to run for office.
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
Mike Schmuhl, former presidential campaign manager for Pete Buttigieg, will replace outgoing chair John Zody, who has held the position since 2013.
Mike Schmuhl, 38, will run on a ticket with Myla Eldridge, clerk of Marion County since 2014.
Trish Whitcomb, who served as the campaign manager for former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz in 2012, announced Wednesday that she would be seeking the position.
Democrats locked up one victory in the Georgia Senate runoff elections and held an edge in the other as votes were still being counted early Wednesday morning. A sweep would result in a 50-50 tie in the Senate that could be broken by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Former Indiana State Rep. Karlee Macer, who represented Speedway and the west side of Indianapolis from 2012 until this year, announced on Twitter on Monday that she would seek the position.
John Zody, who has been the party chair since 2013, told reporters on Friday morning that he will finish his term through March and then help the party reorganize its leadership.
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Democrats’ increased participation and slight gains in recent Hamilton County elections may be part of a long-term strategy, but local party officials don’t think that will result in many county-level victories on Nov. 3.
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.
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.