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.
More than a year from Election Day, all sorts of Republicans, including Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, are making a point of keeping themselves in the national spotlight, stoking speculation that they are potential running mates for the eventual GOP presidential nominee.
Melina Kennedy, the Democrat taking on Mayor Greg Ballard in the November election, has made some campaign promises of her own. And some in Ballard’s camp have questioned whether she’ll be able to bring those to fruition.
The Republican mayor says he curbed crime, made government transparent, and pushed for property tax reform. His Democratic challenger says Ballard didn’t make good on repealing an income tax increase, hiring hundreds of police officers, or making education a top priority.
Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey and Mitch Daniels of Indiana have ruled themselves out of the 2012 race for the White House. Yet both Republicans are keeping themselves in the public eye.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has reached a settlement with the Fair Finance bankruptcy trustee to give back $11,000 in contributions he received from indicted financier Tim Durham.
As President Barack Obama sidesteps ways to keep the retirement system viable, his would-be rivals are keen on letting younger workers divert part of their payroll taxes into some type of personal account to be invested separately from Social Security.
Greenwood’s three mayoral candidates are distancing themselves from current Mayor Charles Henderson, who lost in the May primary in large part because of his unpopular proposals for adding amenities to the southern suburb designed to attract new businesses.
State Sen. Mike Delph said Wednesday he would stay in the Indiana Legislature and focus on raising his family.
A coalition of Indiana tea party groups is planning a statewide convention this month that will culminate with them endorsing a candidate to run against Sen. Richard Lugar, an organizer said.