President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the White House would approve a big stimulus package after the election and predicted that Republicans would retake control of the House of Representatives.
TV spending adds up to nearly $12M in tight 5th District race
According to a report of media buys obtained by the IBJ, nearly $7 million has been spent collectively by Democrat Christina Hale’s campaign and organizations trying to get her elected over Republican candidate Victoria Spartz since August. About $4.9 million has collectively been spent by Spartz’s campaign and organizations hoping to elect her to the seat.Read More
Libertarian candidate repeatedly attacks Holcomb during gubernatorial debate
During the discussion, the candidates answered questions about job creation, broadband internet, marijuana, a COVID-19 vaccine, racial disparities, redistricting and what time zone Indiana should be.Read More
Early voting in Marion County nearly triples 2016 early voting turnout
Through Monday, 125,506 voters in Marion County had already cast a ballot, either in person or by mail.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Breaking down the 5th District, governor’s race and impact of early voting
Podcast host Mason King talks with IBJ politics reporter Lindsey Erdody and Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University-Fort Wayne, about how the races are shaping up.Read More
Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge is extending early voting hours in her office beginning Wednesday as the county tries to accommodate an unprecedented number of voters casting early ballots, leading to hours-long lines.
Roughly half of the respondents in the two polls favored Republican incumbent Eric Holcomb in the Indiana governor’s race, followed by Democrat Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater.
A group of 10 Democratic senators, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York had urged Pence in a letter to stay away from the chamber given the latest outbreak of the coronavirus at the White House.
Federal judges have upheld a law unique to Indiana that prohibits voters from asking county judges to extend voting hours beyond the state’s 6 p.m. closing time because of Election Day troubles.
Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.
A Pence aide said Sunday that the vice president would continue to work and travel, including for campaigning, after his chief of staff and some other close contacts tested positive. Pence tested negative on Sunday and decided to keep traveling after consulting White House medical personnel, his aides said.
The show will continue with a new name and a new co-host starting Nov. 2.
Native Hoosier Wendell Willkie lost a fight against FDR’s Tennessee Valley Authority, which he called a monopoly, but gained the attention of Republicans, who nominated him to run for president against FDR in 1940, despite never having held public office.
Even as he’s worked to lead the state through the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Eric Holcomb has managed to raise millions of dollars for his reelection campaign.
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, put their absentee ballots in a drop-off box about 8:15 a.m. Friday, shortly after the polls opened in the Indianapolis City-County Building.
In the campaign’s closing debate, President Trump and Joe Biden largely shelved the rancor that overshadowed their previous battle in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted different approaches to major domestic and foreign challenges facing the nation.
The push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the companies with subpoenas to force them to address accusations of censorship in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign.
Spokeswoman Valerie Warycha confirmed Friday that Secretary of State Connie Lawson contacted the clerk to ask her to wear a mask, but did not issue a mandate because she does not have the authority.
The commission announced Monday that “it cannot mandate COVID-19 testing of the candidates,” but it will separate the candidates in the WFYI studio during the event, rather than spacing them out in the same area.
The two challengers to Holcomb’s reelection bid split on whether he’s been too passive in attacking the virus spread or that he’s trampled people’s rights.
Nationally, more than 17 million Americans already have cast ballots in the 2020 election, The Associated Press reported Friday, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes.
Democrat Jeannine Lee Lake, who faces long odds against Republican Rep. Greg Pence in the GOP-dominated 6th District, said she has received numerous racist and threatening messages.
Republican state lawmakers seeking reelection in the northern suburbs are campaigning significantly more this year than in previous elections.
Twitter was wrong to block web links to a political story, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday, as the company responded to criticism over its handling of an article that led to cries of censorship.