The final votes will soon be cast for Indiana’s primary election after it was upended by the coronavirus outbreak amid aggressive campaigns for two congressional seats where incumbents are retiring.
BBQ joint, Books & Brews site join long list of area restaurants to call it quits during pandemic
While numerous Indianapolis-area restaurants are looking forward to reopening their dining rooms this week, many others are no longer around to get the chance.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
IBJ Podcast: Holcomb campaign faces peril of managing COVID crisis in public spotlight
On one hand, Holcomb has the opportunity to show voters how he can handle a dire crisis. On the other hand, if he miscalculates how quickly the state should reopen, it’ll be in front of millions of voters with a deep, vested interest.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
Some Republicans fear that failing to elect more women will hurt the party as female voters increasingly support Democrats. That shift, particularly in suburban areas, helped Democrats pick up enough seats to win control of the House in 2018.
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.
Key endorsements in this year’s crowded Hamilton County primary election might bring chronic tensions between the board of commissioners and county council to a boiling point.
Four Marion County residents have filed a lawsuit in state court, challenging Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s ability to remain in office after having his law license suspended beginning May 18.
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.
The seller of customizable doughnuts that started in Pendleton will be joined later this year by a second store in a new Westfield retail center.
For the first time in Indiana, voters are not required to have a specific reason for absentee voting, in part because of social distancing recommended amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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 GOP will conduct the convention through a live TV broadcast on June 18, followed by mail-in voting by delegates.
Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita said Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is “very badly wounded” because of the 30-day suspension of his law license.
During two virtual candidate forums hosted by Indiana Town Halls and WFYI Productions on Monday night, 14 of the 15 Republicans seeking the seat were asked to rate the Trump administration’s actions so far related to the global health crisis.
In a first for the state of Indiana, the law license of the elected attorney general has been suspended for attorney misconduct.
The governor was criticized for violating two of the recommendations he’s made to Hoosiers, most recently in the “Back on Track” plan he released on Friday that is aimed at reopening Indiana economy in a phased approach through July 4.
In 1904, a national committee of Republicans traveled to Indiana to officially tell Sen. Charles Fairbanks he would be the party’s nominee for president.
Simon says it won’t defy state-at-home orders in reopening malls, calls speculation it might ‘very offensive’
A company official said it’s “preposterous” to think the company would reopen its malls, especially those in its home state, while stay-at-home orders are still in place.
By outsourcing the job to Virginia-based Maximus Inc., Indiana health officials hope to take the burden off of local health departments for the time-consuming job of contacting all COVID patients and learning who they might have exposed.
Woody Myers on Wednesday released a plan that includes establishing a state-funded stimulus program for small businesses, creating a small business recovery task force and launching a “Buy Indiana First” campaign.
And Gov. Eric Holcomb promised that later this week, he’ll provide a plan to start returning Hoosiers to work.