Election 2024

Indiana GOP files brief against Rust in primary challenge

BY: - January 3, 2024

The Indiana Republican State Committee filed an amicus brief last week supporting a law that limits who can run under major party banners in Indiana. U.S. Senate candidate John Rust is challenging the statute because it prevents him from filing as a Republican against party favorite Jim Banks, a U.S. Representative. The 2021 law bars […]

Zent joins list of lawmakers not seeking re-election

BY: - January 2, 2024

Angola Republican Rep. Denny Zent will not seek re-election after more than a decade of serving in the Indiana General Assembly. He is the seventh GOP member to announce their retirement — one in the Senate and six in the House. They will finish their current term, which ends in November. Zent has served House […]

Commentary

Does 14th Amendment bar Trump from office? A constitutional scholar explains Colorado ruling

BY: - December 21, 2023

In 2024, former President Donald Trump will face some of his greatest challenges: Criminal court cases, primary opponents and constitutional challenges to his eligibility to hold the office of president again. The Colorado Supreme Court has pushed that latter piece to the forefront, ruling on Dec. 19, 2023, that Trump cannot appear on Colorado’s 2024 […]

Holcomb considers his legacy, next steps as 2023 winds down

BY: - December 19, 2023

As Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb heads into his last year leading the Hoosier State, he emphasized that his administration won’t be resting on its laurels — and will continue to be aggressive about new projects.  “I think that’s my attitude and approach to life: ‘You better be looking out in front, not behind you.’ I’m […]

Trump borrows from the language of Hitler for anti-immigration speech in New Hampshire

BY: - December 19, 2023

As leaders in Washington negotiate a bipartisan immigration deal, former President Donald Trump used inflammatory language to demonize immigrants during a Saturday campaign speech in New Hampshire that echoed Adolf Hitler. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican nomination for president in next year’s election, said that immigrants were “poisoning the blood of our country.” He […]

Indiana Supreme Court

Rust challenge set for argument in February

BY: - December 17, 2023

The Indiana Supreme Court has set arguments in John Rust’s election law challenge for February 12, three days after the filing deadline to run for U.S. Senate. If Rust gathers the required 4,500 signatures — 500 from each congressional district — the court’s decision could remove him from the ballot. The court on Friday did […]

Banks digs heels into price gouging ruling in latest U.S. Senate campaign attack against Rust

BY: - December 14, 2023

In his latest campaign ad, U.S. Rep. Jim Banks yet again took aim at GOP challenger John Rust, this time spotlighting a recent federal jury’s ruling that the sixth-generation Indiana egg farmer and his business were involved in a conspiracy to price gouge eggs. Banks has repeatedly accused Rust of funding his U.S. Senate campaign […]

Indiana’s GOP gubernatorial candidates dig into taxes, qualified immunity, ‘school choice’

BY: - December 14, 2023

Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial candidates continued to carve out their own policy paths while speaking at an Indianapolis legislative conference Wednesday, where they fielded questions about public safety, school choice and taxes. The five hopefuls, who took a few shots at each other, are vying for the GOP nomination in the race for the state’s top […]

Sen. Andy Zay to propose fetal dependent income tax exemption

BY: - December 13, 2023

State Sen. Andy Zay said Wednesday that he will introduce legislation considering fetuses dependent children — allowing expectant parents to claim an income tax exemption worth $2,500. Zay, who is running to represent Indiana’s Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, made the announcement in a campaign news release rather than from his […]

Commentary

It’s America versus the country club in November next year

BY: - December 12, 2023

Last week, former House speaker Kevin McCarthy attended the New York Times’s DealBook event where he was interviewed by Andrew Ross Sorkin. During their discussion, McCarthy reminisced about a striking observation he made during the 2019 State of the Union. “…I look over at the Democrats and they stand up. They look like America. We […]

Democrat Keith Potts drops out of U.S. Senate race

BY: - December 11, 2023

Democrat Keith Potts on Monday announced he has ended his bid for U.S. Senate to pursue “new professional opportunities.” Candidates of numerous parties are competing to fill a seat left open by U.S. Sen. Mike Braun’s planned departure in favor of a gubernatorial run. Potts, an Indianapolis city-county councilor, launched his campaign in July. At […]

Indiana Supreme Court

Rokita appeals primary elections ruling

BY: - December 10, 2023

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita on Friday filed a notice of appeal, requesting the Indiana Supreme Court step in after a trial court judge last week found a state elections law unconstitutional. “‘Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision,’” the court ruling from Marion County Superior Court Judge Patrick J. Dietrick reads, quoting Indiana-raised […]