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Club for Growth endorses Braun for governor

BY: - September 13, 2023

Prominent national conservative organization Club for Growth on Tuesday endorsed U.S. Sen. Mike Braun in his bid for Indiana’s top elected position. “Sen. Mike Braun is a proven conservative fighter who will stand up and protect Hoosier values as Indiana’s next Governor – we are proud to endorse him in the race,” said David McIntosh, […]

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Fifth Congressional District sees another candidate

BY: - September 11, 2023

When U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz declined to run for re-election, she opened up her Fifth Congressional District seat for the taking — with the list growing to four candidates following a weekend announcement. Raju Chinthala, a speech-language pathologist and business owner, released an advertisement Saturday proclaiming his intention to run for the vacancy. “I will […]

Chambers seeds campaign with $5 million personal loan; taps campaign team

BY: - September 6, 2023

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Brad Chambers has brought three recently departed Indiana Republican Party staffers onboard and made a $5 million personal loan to his campaign. He announced his senior leadership team Wednesday and made the contribution Sept. 1, according to campaign finance records. Chambers also has filed several large contribution reports totaling $535,000 from various […]

Northeastern Indiana’s Grant Bucher launches campaign for 3rd District Congressional seat

BY: - September 6, 2023

Northern Indiana construction project manager Grant Bucher is the latest to formally launch a campaign for Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District seat in the 2024 election.  His bid adds to an increasingly crowded pool of Republican primary candidates who are vying for the 3rd District. The seat is up for grabs with Republican Jim Banks running […]

Indiana elections chief pushes voter registration ahead of municipal elections

BY: - September 5, 2023

With just two months between Hoosiers and November’s municipal elections, Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales is encouraging all eligible to register to vote, or update a registration. “Getting registered to vote is the first step, and then we need Hoosiers to show up at the polls on Election Day,” Morales said in a news […]

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Democrat Kiley Adolph joins race for Congress

BY: - August 31, 2023

The race to fill a Congressional vacancy got another candidate this week with the announcement of Democrat Kiley Adolph, a global consultant, filing for the Third Congressional District. Adolph, an Angola native, joins a growing list of competitors seeking the seat held by U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, who is running for the U.S. Senate. “Politics […]

Despite strong lead, Banks takes aim at GOP challenger Rust for alleged price-gouging scheme

BY: - August 30, 2023

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks took aim Tuesday at GOP challenger John Rust, accusing the sixth-generation Indiana egg farmer of funding his campaign with money earned from “price gouging” Hoosiers for eggs. Banks has already earned an endorsement from the Indiana Republican Party for his 2024 U.S. Senate bid — marking the first time in recent […]

Chambers’ record for donations shows bipartisan support

BY: - August 28, 2023

At first blush, a $5,000 contribution from a Republican gubernatorial hopeful to former President Barack Obama might raise eyebrows. But a review of businessman Brad Chambers’ voting and donation records spanning nearly three decades reveal a history of support for both major parties spanning the ideological spectrum. Chambers announces gubernatorial bid, puts rumors to rest […]

Crouch vows to ‘axe’ state’s income tax if elected governor

BY: - August 24, 2023

Gubernatorial candidate and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch released a video Thursday declaring her intention to ‘axe the tax’ if elected next year — a bold promise to eliminate the state’s low individual income tax without raising any other taxes on Hoosiers. But the details on how to do so were scant. In an interview with […]

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Yes, debates do help voters decide – and candidates are increasingly reluctant to participate

BY: and - August 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s decision to skip the first Republican presidential debate last night – and likely the others – may be a sign that candidate debates will be the next casualty of the highly polarized political environment in the United States. “The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had […]

Trump absent but still dominates as GOP presidential rivals clash at first debate

BY: , and - August 23, 2023

Eight Republican presidential candidates gathered onstage Wednesday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a heated first primary debate heavily influenced by former President Donald Trump, though the party’s front runner refused to attend the two-hour event. Trump instead recorded a competing 46-minute interview with former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that aired on X, formerly known […]

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Campaign toward ‘listless vessels’ makes it hard to win and govern

BY: - August 22, 2023

It was one of countless interviews given by a gaggle of presidential candidates that could have gone largely unnoticed. How does describing a specific sect of GOP voters as “listless vessels” compare to one of the greatest hits of the 2016 campaign, “a basket of deplorables?” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, speaking to the Florida Standard […]