Election 2024

McCormick campaign hits signature milestone

BY: - November 28, 2023

Democrat Jennifer McCormick said Tuesday she has gathered the required signatures to qualify for the May primary in the race to succeed Gov. Eric Holcomb, who is term-limited and cannot run for the office again. “We have always believed this campaign is about empowering the voices of Hoosiers, and our strong petition signature collection demonstrates […]

Braun weighs in on gubernatorial competitors, governing

BY: - November 21, 2023

In 2018, Mike Braun was a political outsider who used his considerable wealth as the founder and CEO of Meyer Distributing to fund an underdog campaign to defeat incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly.  After just one term in Congress, Republican Braun decided to step back from federal government and return to his home state […]

Democrat Destiny Wells launches attorney general bid

BY: - November 20, 2023

Democrat Destiny Wells on Monday announced that she’s running for Indiana attorney general. It’s the party executive, lawyer and veteran’s second bid for public office; she lost a 2022 race for secretary of state. Wells said incumbent Republican Todd Rokita has used his powers “in an abusive way” — and said that as attorney general, […]

Candidates Chambers, Hill release gubernatorial proposals

BY: - November 16, 2023

One GOP candidate for governor proposed massive tax changes Wednesday while another outlined a plan to strengthen public safety. Former Attorney General Curtis Hill has a six-point economic plan that slashes several taxes while former Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers has a seven-point proposal to strengthen support for first responders.  Candidates have slowly rolled out […]

Doden, Braun exchange shots over qualified immunity, IEDC record

BY: - November 16, 2023

Gubernatorial candidates Eric Doden and U.S. Senator Mike Braun traded jabs Wednesday over the legal practice of qualified immunity and the use of state tax dollars in economic development — an escalation in the 2024 race to succeed Gov. Eric Holcomb. Doden released a video endorsement from Henry County Sheriff John Sproles decrying Braun’s 2020 […]

Doden campaign says it has gathered necessary ballot signatures

BY: - November 13, 2023

Gubernatorial candidate Eric Doden on Monday announced that his campaign has collected more than enough signatures to get him on the Republican primary election ballot in May. “I’m incredibly grateful for the hard work and commitment from our volunteers and staff who made hitting this goal possible,” Doden said in a news release. “This campaign […]

Chambers gets campaign boosts from past IEDC business associates

BY: - November 9, 2023

Indiana gubernatorial candidate Brad Chambers’ campaign is likely to receive tens of thousands of dollars from an upcoming fundraiser hosted by racing legend Michael Andretti, adding to the Republican hopeful’s support from the state’s top business leaders. While a common event for a political candidate, it’s Chambers’ previous working relationship with the Andretti empire that’s […]

Braun launches first TV ad in gubernatorial bid

BY: - November 8, 2023

In his first television advertisement Wednesday, U.S. Sen Mike Braun attacked President Joe Biden’s administration while promising to boost manufacturing and limit unauthorized immigration. He is the fourth GOP gubernatorial contender to go on air. In the 30-second video, Braun emphasized his business career and his defeat of former Democrat U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly. Since […]

State Rep. Haggard announces congressional bid — if incumbent doesn’t run

BY: - November 8, 2023

First-term state Rep. Craig Haggard says he’s running for Congress whenever incumbent U.S. Rep Jim Baird of Indiana leaves his post — whether that’s in 2024 or afterward. Haggard said he’s filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Wednesday to create an exploratory committee. He won’t have to declare candidacy until next year: the […]

One year out: how a free and fair 2024 presidential election could be under threat

BY: - November 6, 2023

The last time America elected a president, it led to a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol and a failed coup that gravely damaged the political system and marred the peaceful transfer of power for the first time in U.S. history. A year from now, the nation’s voters will decide another presidential contest — likely […]

Politicians love to cite crime data. It’s often wrong.

BY: - November 3, 2023

When Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his presidential campaign in May, he proudly told the nation that Florida’s crime rate in 2021 had reached a 50-year low. But really, DeSantis couldn’t say for sure. That’s because fewer than 1 in 10 law enforcement agencies in his state had reported their crime statistics to the […]

Senate candidate Rust pushes for primary ballot access in court

BY: - November 2, 2023

A Marion County judge heard hours of argument Wednesday about whether an Indiana law disenfranchises Hoosiers from running on their preferred primary election ballot. At issue is whether John Rust, of Seymour, can run as a Republican for U.S. Senate in May. But his attorney, Michelle Harter, said the unconstitutional law impacts up to 80% […]