Free Enterprise Indiana is Bill Oesterle’s new political action committee. It will support economy-focused Republican candidates through election cycles.
Democrat Joe Hogsett bolstered his cash advantage in the Indianapolis mayoral race against Republican Chuck Brewer, reporting donations of more than $1.56 million in his most recent campaign finance filing.
The two Democrats challenging former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg for their party's 2016 nomination for governor are trailing him badly in collecting campaign contributions.
Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle, a Mitch Daniels confidant who strongly opposed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, is well-positioned for a run at Gov. Mike Pence’s seat, observers said Wednesday.
Indianapolis City-County Council President Maggie Lewis received more than $10,000 from her campaign over the past three years as reimbursement for various expenses. Her campaign reported almost all of the payments with no other description of purpose than a one-letter code, “O” for operations, as required by law.
Democrat Joe Hogsett hopes his hefty first round of fundraising—including at least three donors of at least $100,000 each—will prove imposing to any Republican challengers in the wings for Indianapolis mayor.
The treasurer of Elwood Mayor Ron Arnold’s campaign committee said he’s been questioned by state and federal officers about Arnold’s expenditures for out-of-state travel and personal bills.
A former state Republican Party chairman’s pledge to provide campaign cash to protect House members who were considering voting against a constitutional gay marriage ban offers a rare look at the private power game that plays out at the Statehouse.
Mayor Greg Ballard takes pride in Rebuild Indy, the city’s nearly $400 million program that doubled the volume of public works projects—and became engineering and construction firms’ largest business opportunity with the city in more than a decade.
Republican senators have flocked to Indiana in the past month as it became clear the state's once-safe Republican seat could be snatched up by Democrat Joe Donnelly.
Unions are shifting more of their political resources to state and local races this year as they try to head off passage of laws that could undermine bargaining rights, make it harder to organize or reduce their political muscle.
Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, has raised $2.27 million in large gifts from Hoosiers, twice as much as President Barack Obama, according to federal campaign-finance data through June 30.
Technically, the Indiana governor’s race is wide open, but some deep-pocketed donors see Democrat John Gregg as a long shot. Gregg tripled his fundraising pace in the second quarter, but much of that was fueled by unions, rather than business groups and executives who’ve supported Democrats in the past.
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.
Education reformers dramatically outspent opponents on lobbying, advertising and grass-roots campaigning during the past legislative session.