The sprawling section of the state might not be a gimme for the GOP in a race one Democratic strategist says is between “Miss Indiana and Mr. Tennessee.”
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard on Monday said he’d rather stay in his current job than run for the 5th Congressional District. The Republican ballot opened up earlier this month, and Brainard told IBJ he was considering it.
John Brademas was a Democrat and served 11 terms in Congress. He rose to majority whip, the No. 3 position in the U.S. House, before losing his seat in the 1980 Republican landslide when Ronald Reagan was elected to his first term as president.
Competitive and highly publicized races in Indiana’s May 3 primary election drove more voters to the polls than four years ago. Early voting also was up.
David Orentlicher, who served in the Indiana House for six years, said he plans to move from Indianapolis to Terre Haute, where he teaches at IU's regional medical school.
Congress has dedicated the money to Indiana roads and bridges as part of a 5-year, $281 billion compromise over transportation spending. The measure also includes $500 million for public transit in Indiana.
In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress, giving up his top leadership post and his seat in the House in the face of hardline conservative opposition.
U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita says he will run for re-election to his current office next year, forgoing a bid for the U.S. Senate seat being given up by the GOP's Dan Coats.
President Barack Obama pitched his plan for two free years of community college to a raucous crowd of students and Democratic officials during a Friday stop on Ivy Tech Community College’s campus.
House Republicans say the Obama administration overstepped its legal authority in carrying out the Affordable Care Act.
Publisher Steve Forbes tells IBJ why Indianapolis will host a national conference on innovation, why Gov. Mike Pence would make a good presidential candidate, and how the GOP should advance its agenda.
Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Peter Roskam of Illinois and Marlin Stutzman of Indiana are vying for majority whip, a position likely to become vacant because its current occupant is the strong favorite to become the new majority leader.
The northeastern Indiana Republican first elected in 2010 is a tea party favorite and one of the more conservative Republicans of the U.S. House.