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Republicans plan early strategy to win back Indiana

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.

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‘Survivor’ all-star Boneham to run for governor

“Survivor” fan favorite Rupert Boneham announced Saturday in Indianapolis that he’s seeking to become the Libertarian Party’s gubernatorial nominee in next year’s election, saying in a statement that, “It’s time for a change in Indiana.”

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Ballard, Kennedy add more than $1M in campaign funds

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.

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Kennedy’s persistence put to test

Supporters and detractors of Melina Kennedy agree on this description of her: a persistently hard worker. Whether that trait is enough to make the 42-year-old Democrat an effective leader of the nation’s 12th-largest city is an open question.

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Tea party sees Lugar as best target in Senate

The tea party movement’s best remaining hope in 2012 for picking off an incumbent Republican in the Senate has boiled down to one state, Indiana, where six-term Sen. Richard Lugar still faces a challenge from the right.

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Angling to be VP: Republicans run without campaigning

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.

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Ballard fulfilled some pledges; others fell by wayside

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.

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