Former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg is planning to launch his campaign for governor this weekend.
The problem with the Indianapolis mayoral campaign and most others is, by the time the election gets here, after all the negative commercials and nasty exchanges, we are so disgusted with the whole process, we don’t care who wins.
Indiana Republicans took their first presidential loss in 40 years when Barack Obama carried the state. To return the state to the GOP column and nail it there, national Republicans say they plan to treat Indiana as if it were a long-standing battleground state.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Democratic challenger Melina Kennedy each raised more than $1 million in the most recent seven-month reporting period and are neck-in-neck in the amount of campaign money they have on hand.
Four stories to consider at the mayoral ballot box in November.
Campaign finance reports show former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks and former congressman David McIntosh each raised more than $300,000 in the third quarter. Burton raised $269,000.
Indiana attorney James Bopp Jr. has spent 30 years fighting limits on campaign spending, and next year’s political landscape could be transformed by his labor.