A campaign disclosure form and other public records show that Spartz and her husband, Jason Spartz, have largely made their money buying, selling, leasing and farming land.
Efforts to lift up women help define 5th District candidate Hale
In every role Hale has held in her career, she has connected people, especially women, to opportunities for growth and success.Read More
Governor’s race not top of mind in Black community
Democrat Woody Myers is the state’s first Black gubernatorial nominee from either major political party, but Black community leaders say his campaign is getting lost in the barrage of news about COVID-19 and protests over police brutality and racial inequity.Read More
Former GOP congressman Rokita enters AG race, seeks to oust Hill
Todd Rokita, 50, said he didn’t want to challenge an incumbent from his own party, but an Indiana Supreme Court decision suspending Hill’s license makes it clear he shouldn’t hold the office.Read More
Crisis puts Holcomb center stage—and that comes with risks, rewards
According to a recent poll conducted by Indy Politics and Change Research, 63% of Hoosiers say they approve of how Holcomb has responded to the pandemic, and 54% say the state is headed in the right direction. But Holcomb’s overall approval rate—at 47%—trailed the numbers for his handling of the coronavirus crisis.Read More
Indiana is urging the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to apply the brakes to the challenge to the state’s restrictions on absentee balloting. However, in an order issued Tuesday, the 7th Circuit granted the plaintiffs’ motion to expedite the appeal.
In both her business and governmental careers, Spartz is not afraid to disagree with anyone, regardless of political party.
A motion for a preliminary injunction that would expand no-excuse absentee balloting in Indiana was denied in a Friday ruling in the Southern Indiana District Court. Judge James Hanlon found the restrictions on absentee balloting do not absolutely prohibit state residents from voting.
The decision, issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker, comes just months before a general election in which large numbers of Hoosiers are expected to submit absentee ballots by mail.
The Republican governor’s comments came a day after he announced the requirement, which is to take effect Monday, and less than a day after Attorney General Curtis Hill said the governor did not have the authority to enforce a mandate.
Jonathan Weinzapfel’s Republican opponent is still undecided. Embattled incumbent Curtis Hill and three challengers are running for the GOP nomination.
State Rep. Dan Forestal, D-Indianapolis, 37, was jailed Friday on preliminary charges including battery of a public safety official and resisting law enforcement.
Primary election: Dem party chairman loses primary; GOP incumbent on verge of loss; attorney wins GOP primary for Bosma’s seat
Check back throughout the night for primary election updates.
To address concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Indiana Election Commission in March expanded the option of voting by mail to any registered voter. But the change only applied to the June 2 primary election.
Believe in Indiana, a political action committee connected to the Indiana State Building & Construction Trades Council, has spent more than $51,000 to run TV commercials that criticize JR Gaylor, CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana and Kentucky, who is running against Scott Baldwin in the Senate District 20 primary.
Marion County Clerk Myra Eldridge told state officials “it is not too late” to extend the deadline for receipt of mailed ballots. She implored the Indiana Election Commission to act.
Processing a large number of absentee ballots coupled with the need to follow other coronavirus prevention measures may mean some counties won’t see results election night, Lawson said.
Four of the five candidates running in the 5th District—Jennifer Christie, Christina Hale, Andrew Jacobs and Dee Thornton—participated in a virtual forum Tuesday night.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had its eyes on the congressional seat even before Republican Rep. Susan Brooks announced in June that she wouldn’t seek reelection.
The intraparty rift on a payroll tax cut comes as the Democratic-led House scrambles to produce additional coronavirus legislation with perhaps another massive price tag.