Five takeaways from the 2023 election

Overall, the results seemed to reinforce the Republican reign over Indiana’s vast suburban and rural swaths, raising more questions than answers about whether Democrats can put a dent in the GOP’s long-held dominance over statewide elections in 2024.

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ELECTION UPDATES: Whitfield declares victory in Lawrence; Hogsett winning big; Finkam wins in Carmel

Results have begun to roll in for the Carmel mayor’s race. Meanwhile, supporters of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and other Democratic city-county candidates are gathering at the Kountry Kitchen soul food restaurant to await the vote tallies. The Heirloom at N.K. Hurst is the site of the Republican gathering for mayoral candidate Jefferson Shreve and his supporters.

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Fact-checking claims made in Indy mayoral campaign ads

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Republican challenger Jefferson Shreve are engaged in a costly campaign advertising fight, which culminated this week with the Shreve campaign demanding that local TV stations pull Hogsett’s latest ad. IBJ has seized the moment to fact-check several ads.

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