Election 2024

Madison County prosecutor considering challenge to Attorney General Todd Rokita

BY: - February 28, 2024

Attorney Todd Rokita may have a GOP challenger at the Indiana Republican Party’s state convention in June. Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings is exploring a possible bid. He recently sent a letter to county party officials about his interest. More than 1,000 Republican delegates would decide who wins. “My concern is the current attorney general may […]

Indiana Election Commission, state Supreme Court rule against John Rust, removing him from ballot

BY: - February 27, 2024

U.S. Senate hopeful John Rust will be kept off the GOP primary ballot in May, while former president Donald Trump has secured his spot against Republican challenger Nikki Haley. The Indiana Election Commission made the ballot decisions during a long Tuesday meeting in Indianapolis. The state panel — split with two Republicans and two Democrats […]

Biden and Trump both heading to the southern border on Thursday

BY: - February 26, 2024

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit the southern border in Texas on Thursday, according to a White House official, the same day as the GOP presidential front-runner, Donald Trump. Their visits are a sign of the importance the immigration issue has assumed in what’s expected to be a 2024 rematch in November between Biden […]

GOP backs voting by mail, yet turns to courts to restrict it in battleground states

BY: - February 23, 2024

Fearing that Democrats hold a crucial edge in ballots cast before Election Day, national Republicans are working to convince their voters to take advantage of mail and early voting this year. “We can’t play catch up. We can’t start from behind. We can’t let Dems get a big head start and think we’re going to […]

Indiana congressional candidate faces campaign finance scrutiny

BY: - February 21, 2024

Complaints filed against Seventh Congressional District GOP candidate Gabriel “Gabe” Whitley allege excessive campaign contributions and fraudulent finance reporting — and it’s not the first time he’s faced scrutiny over his donors. The accusations were filed last week with the Indiana Election Division (IED) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by Gabrielle Kendall, wife of […]

Gubernatorial candidate Braun releases public safety plan

BY: - February 19, 2024

After more than a year in the governor’s race, U.S. Sen. Mike Braun released his public safety plan last week, part of his “Freedom and Opportunity Agenda,” calling for salary increases for public safety officers and a tough-on-crime approach.  “Nothing is more important than the safety of Hoosiers. As governor, I will put forward a […]

Worried Biden and Trump are too old to be president? Calm down, experts on aging say

BY: - February 19, 2024

​​Age should not preclude either Joe Biden or Donald Trump from serving another four years as president, a group of experts on aging said last week at a webinar organized by the American Federation for Aging Research. If Biden, 81, and Trump, 77, are the candidates on Election Day, as appears likely right now, they […]

First gubernatorial straw poll win goes to Crouch

BY: - February 18, 2024

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch won a Sixth Congressional District straw poll Saturday, and former Attorney General Curtis Hill came in second. But only 47 precinct committee people from all 11 counties of the district voted in the event on a snowy Saturday morning. Gubernatorial candidates spoke forum-style and with opening and closing statements. There also […]

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Challenges against John Rust’s U.S. Senate candidacy inch closer to ballot boot

BY: and - February 16, 2024

More than two dozen other candidacy challenges were also filed with the Indiana Election Division by Friday's deadline. Most relied on the disputed two-primary qualification rule.

Feds deliver stark warnings to state election officials ahead of November

BY: - February 16, 2024

WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement and cybersecurity officials are warning the nation’s state election administrators that they face serious threats ahead of November’s presidential election. Secretaries of state and state election directors must be ready for potential cyberattacks, both familiar and uncomfortably new, according to the feds. And they must remain vigilant about possible threats […]

Indiana Supreme Court blocks injunction, opening door for Rust to be kept off May ballot

BY: - February 15, 2024

Indiana Supreme Court justices on Thursday blocked an injunction against the state’s two-primary rule that prohibits U.S. Senate hopeful John Rust from appearing on the GOP primary ballot in May. Chief Justice Loretta Rush said that “a majority” of the justices voted to stay the trial court’s order, in which Marion County Superior Court Judge […]

Candidates short of filing signatures appear on candidate list

BY: - February 13, 2024

One Democratic candidate for governor appears on the candidate list for the Secretary of State’s office though she might fall short of minimum signature requirements, a baseline she said was “impossible” to achieve for candidates without the backing of a major party or independent wealth. In Indiana, candidates for governor, the U.S. Senate and the […]