The coming shift in power—which in January will end two years of unified Democratic control in Washington—is sure to complicate the second half of President Joe Biden’s term.
Rex Early, longtime Indiana conservative political leader, dies at 88
Early, who served in the Indiana House of Representatives in the 1960s, was Republican state chairman from 1991 to 1993 and became well-known around the state for his years as a regular on political TV show “Indiana Week in Review.”Read More
Can Democrats put dent in Indiana GOP’s legislative supermajority?
In order to break the Republican supermajority in both chambers, Democrats would need to gain five House districts and six Senate seats in the Nov. 8 election.Read More
Conservative lawmaker says leaders drew maps to oust him
Freshman Rep. John Jacob, himself a Republican, says Republican leaders “butchered” his legislative district and redrew it in a way that is designed to deny him re-election.Read More
So far, no clear GOP candidates have emerged for 2023. Marion County Republican chair Joe Elsener acknowledges that one candidate who was testing the waters—businessman Steve Sorrel—already has decided against a run.
Rudy Yakym, who was endorsed by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski’s widower, overcame a field of a dozen candidates, derailing a political comeback bid by former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.
One mailing calls Secretary of State Holli Sullivan a “puppet” of Gov. Eric Holcomb and criticizes him for vetoing a bill banning transgender girls from K-12 girl sports and imposing an “authoritarian lockdown” during the pandemic.
About 1,800 delegates will gather in Indianapolis this weekend for the Indiana Republican Party convention to select a nominee from among four candidates.
A former state lawmaker, two military veterans and a small business owner are in a crowded primary race for a chance to nab the new Indiana House seat representing Boone and Hendricks counties.
Under the leadership of new party chair Joe Elsener, IndyGOP has worked to build a sturdier foundation: rolling out a new website, maintaining a consistent presence on social media, launching a new weekly newsletter and starting a young Republicans Club.
Some Indiana House Republican incumbents could go head-to-head with their GOP colleagues next election cycle, based on shifts in the proposed redistricting maps.
In Indiana and other states, anger at perceived overreach by health officials has prompted legislative attempts to limit their authority, including new state laws that prevent the closure of businesses or allow lawmakers to rescind mask mandates.
The list of top priorities for Indiana House Republicans this year includes establishing or beefing up several one-time grant programs aimed at improving public health, expanding rural broadband and supporting small businesses and the hospitality industry.
On Thursday, the state party released the names of 17 people who will be in the first class, and the list includes a mix of Black and Hispanic individuals and a member of the LGBTQ community.
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Democrats’ increased participation and slight gains in recent Hamilton County elections may be part of a long-term strategy, but local party officials don’t think that will result in many county-level victories on Nov. 3.
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.
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.
Republican state lawmakers seeking reelection in the northern suburbs are campaigning significantly more this year than in previous elections.
The former congressman and secretary of state entered the race in May just before the filing deadline because he believed the GOP incumbent, Curtis Hill, was no longer suitable for the office.
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.
In both her business and governmental careers, Spartz is not afraid to disagree with anyone, regardless of political party.