Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett—vying for re-election this fall against GOP challenger Jim Merritt—plans to launch his television advertising campaign this week with a commercial that sings the praises of a former Republican mayor.
Former state health commissioner running for governor
The first Democrat has jumped into the 2020 gubernatorial race. Dr. Woody Myers on Wednesday morning said he would focus on education, health care and job creation during the campaign.Read More
Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced contentious questioning Sunday from angry residents of South Bend a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor.Read More
Republican mayoral candidate state Sen. Jim Merritt on Thursday criticized Mayor Joe Hogsett’s plan to spend about $580,000 on programs to combat food insecurity in Indianapolis and said it “will likely make the problem worse.”
Whether Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is officially running for re-election next year has yet to be announced, but the embattled AG claimed his political action committee scored a record fundraising haul in the past two months.
Dr. Woody Myers, a Democrat, and Gov. Eric Holcomb are expected announce their bids this week. And two more Democrats are waiting in the wings.
Buttigieg still faces questions about his experience and whether his appeal extends beyond wealthier donors and white voters.
Democrat Pete Buttigieg’s latest numbers further cement him as a leading candidate and are sure to draw notice from rival campaigns, many of whom have struggled to raise money.
The current Indiana members of the House and Senate have served an average of 8.6 years on Capitol Hill, a number that will go down when Brooks leaves.
Democratic divisions over race, age and ideology surged into public view Thursday night as the party's leading presidential contenders faced off in a debate over who is best positioned to take on President Donald Trump.
Justices ruled 5-4 on Thursday, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberals in the relevant part of the outcome.
The justices said by a 5-4 vote on Thursday that claims of partisan gerrymandering do not belong in federal court.
Health care sparked some of the most intense exchanges in the first debate among Democratic presidential candidates, who agreed that Americans must have universal insurance coverage but differed about whether that means the demise of private plans.
John Westercamp’s bid comes as Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill faces an attorney disciplinary action and a civil lawsuit stemming for accusations he drunkenly groped four women at a party in March 2018.
State Sen. Jim Merritt, a Republican running against Mayor Joe Hogsett in this year’s mayoral election, accused Hogsett of “purposely inflating” the number of blighted properties his administration had “improved” in Indianapolis.
Buttigieg used the nearly one-hour speech at Indiana University to address an issue his campaign says has not received the attention it deserves from the 2020 Democratic field.
With loans totaling more than $130,000, the Hoosier presidential hopeful and his husband are among the 43 million people in the United States who owe federal student loan debt.
Indianapolis Republican Mayoral candidate Jim Merritt on Thursday said he regretted his Senate vote for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015 and pledged to support the LGBTQ community if elected mayor.
Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt said Tuesday that he plans to walk in Saturday’s parade “as a private citizen, not as a candidate for mayor” and that his “intention for walking in the pride parade is to show others that, over time, my opinions have progressed and theirs can as well.”
Stephen Clay was persona on grata on the council after being expelled from the Democratic caucus for a leadership coup in 2018.