Victoria Spartz won control of the seat on the sixth ballot during a Republican caucus Wednesday evening, beating Kenley’s handpicked successor.
Sen. Joe Donnelly is considered one of the most vulnerable Democratic senators on 2018 ballots. That’s drawn U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita into a nasty feud for the Republican nomination.
State Sen. Mike Crider, one of at least two Republicans in the race, said he believes the 2018 election will be competitive, as the country is “deeply divided.”
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana is holding strong against would-be challengers when it comes to fundraising ahead of what’s sure to be a competitive 2018 race.
The president of the Noblesville Common Council is seeking the nod for Luke Kenley’s state senate seat from a Republican caucus. The businessman who lost to Kenley in 2016 is considering running as well.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has started a new political action committee to raise money for his campaign committee and the state Republican Party.
Democrats thought Indiana’s 9th district would be competitive in 2016, but Rep. Trey Hollingsworth won the election by 14 percentage points. Progressives think they’ll have a much better shot in 2018, especially if President Donald Trump stumbles.
Indiana's former governor launched Great America Committee, a leadership PAC, a move that will enable him to channel money to congressional Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Politico has reported that the Trump White House was not impressed with a 2016 column in which local Republican strategist Marcus Barlow said Trump was “offensive and ignorant” but not a racist.
Republican precinct committee members elected Tony Bennett to the Clark County Council on Wednesday, but he hasn’t lived in the county long enough to qualify.
The state GOP central committee voted unanimously Wednesday to select Kyle Hupfer as party leader.
Greg Zoeller hopes to continue to assist in legal education programs and is looking for a central home for all of the ideas and projects he hopes to implement once he leaves the Statehouse.
In Indiana, home state to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, none designated as electors by Trump’s November victory is expected to buck their party.
Indiana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Cardwell plans to step down Jan. 21, following the presidential inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
Republican Mike Pence originally hoped to be winning reelection to the governor’s office but Donald Trump picked him this summer to be his running mate.
The new WTHR/Howey Politics Indiana poll shows the governor’s race as a tossup, and Todd Young with a five-point lead over Evan Bayh in the battle for U.S. Senate.