Indiana

Politics
10:32 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Indiana's GOP and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Both Have Female Running Mates

With the addition of two women to gubernatorial tickets, it’s almost guaranteed that the next duo to run Indiana will be a man and a woman — for the third consecutive time. Republican candidate Mike Pence toured the state Monday with his choice for lieutenant governor: state Rep. Sue Ellspermann. The pair said they will focus on economic development if elected in November and said her candidacy is not about attracting female voters, but about choosing the best candidate.

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Politics
6:49 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Mourdock Beats Lugar by Wide Margin in Indiana Senate Primary

Six-term Indiana Senator Richard Lugar won't be returning to Washington for a seventh term. Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock defeated Lugar in Tuesday's Indiana Republican Senate primary. With 95% of the vote counted, Mourdock was leading Lugar 60% to 40%.

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Politics
9:18 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Polls Open in Hoosier State, with Most Attention Going to GOP Senate Primary

Indiana voters are at the polls today, casting ballots in a closely-watched US Senate primary race. Republican Richard Lugar is seeking another six-year term in the Senate, but is facing his toughest primary challenge ever from Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

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Politics
3:23 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Indiana's Longest Serving Senator Faces Challenge of His Life in Next Tuesday's Primary

Sen. Richard Lugar (left), and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock

Indiana's Republican Senate Primary is next Tuesday, and it's drawing national attention. For the first time in decades, Senator Richard Lugar is facing a primary challenger. The person opposing Lugar is State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, a conservative with backing from local and national Tea Party organizations. Despite the fact that Lugar has maintained a very conservative voting record since entering the Senate in 1977, Mourdock and his supporters say Lugar is out of touch with ordinary Indiana voters, and not conservative enough for many Indiana Republicans.

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Politics
1:21 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Alleged Database Hacking Alleged in Indiana Senate Primary

Republican leaders in Indiana are trying to decide how they’ll handle allegations that a US Senate campaign tried to access a critical database of voter information. The dispute concerns the GOP primary race between long-time incumbent Richard Lugar and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

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Health
8:34 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Hoosier State Smoking Ban Could Advance This Week in Legislature

The Indiana Senate is expected to take up a proposed statewide smoking ban this week. For the first time in six years, a House-passed smoking ban has advanced past the Senate committee level.

The Public Policy Committee voted 8-2 last week for the measure after hearing some four hours of public testimony.

Indianapolis-area tavern owner Wanda Goodpastor told the panel a ban would harm her business, as 80-percent of her customers are smokers.

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Regional
6:55 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Former Indiana Secretary of State Sentenced

After a 14-month legal battle, former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White has been sentenced to one year of home detention. Superior Court Judge Steven Nation ruled White intentionally defrauded the public by using his ex-wife's address to vote in the May 2010 primary and continuing to take his town council salary after he had moved out of the district.

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2012 Presidential Race
2:45 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Indiana's Governor Maintains He Won't Run for White House

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is once again brushing aside efforts by some to get him to enter the Republican Presidential contest. The online political journal Politico reports that some in the Republican Party are growing so concerned about the nominating process and the current crop of candidates that they’re looking for a late-entry nominee.

Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb is quoted by Politico as saying “the whispers have becomes shouts” and that the knocks on Daniels’ door “have become fist pounding.”

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Business
1:41 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Southern Indiana to Get 400 New Toyota Manufacturing Jobs

Americans have grown used to hearing about U-S jobs being shipped overseas. Now, one of the biggest names in global auto manufacturing is moving jobs from Japan to Indiana.

Toyota Motor Corporation is shifting producing of its Highlander sport-utility vehicle from Japan to its plant in Princeton, Indiana. Toyota plans to invest 400-million dollars to expand the Gibson County factory, and add 400 new jobs.

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Politics
1:33 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

What's Next Following Conviction of Former Indiana Secretary of State?

Charlie White

The felony conviction of former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White has Democrats and Republicans going to battle over who should replace him if a judge upholds the verdicts.

White was found guilty last weekend of voter fraud and other counts related to his voter registration for the 2010 Republican primary, and was forced from office.

Prosecutors say White lied about his address in order to protect his council seat in the Fishers community.

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