A campaign disclosure form and other public records show that Spartz and her husband, Jason Spartz, have largely made their money buying, selling, leasing and farming land.
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
Todd Rokita to replace Curtis Hill on GOP ticket for Indiana attorney general
Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita will be the Republican Party’s nominee for Indiana Attorney General, narrowly topping embattled incumbent Curtis Hill in a vote of delegates, the Indiana GOP announced Friday.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
Former GOP congressman Rokita enters AG race, seeks to oust Hill
Todd Rokita, 50, said he didn’t want to challenge an incumbent from his own party, but an Indiana Supreme Court decision suspending Hill’s license makes it clear he shouldn’t hold the office.Read More
Indiana is urging the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to apply the brakes to the challenge to the state’s restrictions on absentee balloting. However, in an order issued Tuesday, the 7th Circuit granted the plaintiffs’ motion to expedite the appeal.
In both her business and governmental careers, Spartz is not afraid to disagree with anyone, regardless of political party.
The Marion County Election Board on Wednesday morning approved the vote center plan, which calls for opening a total of 188 vote centers—including Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Lucas Oil Stadium and Hinkle Fieldhouse—on Nov. 3.
A federal appeals court also is being asked to enter an immediate injunction that would permit Hoosiers to vote by mail due to the pandemic.
A motion for a preliminary injunction that would expand no-excuse absentee balloting in Indiana was denied in a Friday ruling in the Southern Indiana District Court. Judge James Hanlon found the restrictions on absentee balloting do not absolutely prohibit state residents from voting.
The decision, issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker, comes just months before a general election in which large numbers of Hoosiers are expected to submit absentee ballots by mail.
The 30-minute show, called All INdiana Politics, will run at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays starting Sept. 27.
Anticipating an avalanche of absentee ballots, the U.S. Postal Service sent detailed letters to 46 states and the District of Columbia warning that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted.
The commission allowed all voters to cast a ballot by mail for the June 2 primary, but Republicans have argued that it is not necessary to make that change for the Nov. 3 election because pandemic conditions have changed.
The Indiana Senate Democrats Committee, the campaign arm of the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus, is expected to announce its “Flip List” on Tuesday morning, and four of the five races on the list cover parts of Marion County.
Federal authorities say one of the gravest threats to the November election is a well-timed ransomware attack that could paralyze voting operations. The threat isn’t just from foreign governments, but any fortune-seeking criminal.
The university was set to host the inaugural contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 29.
The proposal doesn’t include specifics on how the ambitious plan would be paid for. Senior campaign officials said it would require a mix of tax increases on corporations and the wealthy, and deficit spending aimed at stimulating the economy.
As officials prepare for the Nov. 3 election, one certainty is clear: It’s coming with a big price tag.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Indianapolis on behalf of Common Cause Indiana argues that the state law wrongly thwarts voters and political parties from protecting the right to vote.
Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court, saying states may punish or replace electors who will not abide by the popular vote.
Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics on Thursday announced it had moved the open race between Democrat Christina Hale and Republican Victoria Spartz from “leans Republican” to “toss-up.”
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has argued that she shouldn’t have to turn over records about machine security because they could jeopardize cyberterrorism security. A judge wants to see for herself.