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BRIAN HOWEY: Awaiting Evan Bayh’s profound decision

BRIAN HOWEY: Awaiting Evan Bayh’s profound decision

NASHVILLE, Ind. | Sometime between Labor Day and Sept. 10 when he appears at a Northwest Indiana One Region event, Evan Bayh is expected to make a decision that will have emphatic political ramifications for Indiana over the next decade.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

INDIANAPOLIS | This could be the saga of “LeBron Bayh.”

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
4 top Hoosier Republicans quitting party posts

4 top Hoosier Republicans quitting party posts

INDIANAPOLIS | The chairman of the Indiana Republican Party and three top GOP leaders unexpectedly announced Wednesday they are each quitting their party jobs over the next few weeks.

June 19, 2013 6:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: No sale on tax cut before research

DOUG ROSS: No sale on tax cut before research

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence insists a 10 percent income tax cut would create Hoosier jobs, which would make this tax cut pay for itself. His proposal hasn't had a warm welcome in the Indiana General Assembly, however.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Move up Indiana's primary election

BRIAN HOWEY: Move up Indiana's primary election

In April 2008, Hillary Clinton made a campaign appearance at the Wigwam in Anderson. About two hours before she took the stage, a huge line of thousands of people encircled the historic basketball gym, waiting to get in.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Prison isn't only place where guard changes

DOUG ROSS: Prison isn't only place where guard changes

So Tom Philpot is going to prison. I can hear rejoicing and see heads shaking as Philpot becomes political history in Lake County.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am

Downstate mailers inflame local GOP candidates

Two more Republican candidates for the state legislature have been targeted in attack advertisements sponsored by the Indiana Democratic State Central Committee.

November 01, 2012 8:45 pm

Mourdock rape remarks draw responses from across Indiana, nation

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers and political leaders from across the country are reacting to Tuesday's debate remark by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock that pregnancies resulting from rape are "something that God intended to happen."

October 24, 2012 10:30 am Related
Romney endorses Mourdock in new ad

Romney endorses Mourdock in new ad

INDIANAPOLIS | Ahead of Tuesday's final U.S. Senate debate, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is telling Hoosiers in a new ad airing on Northwest Indiana cable TV stations that he needs them to elect Richard Mourdock.

October 22, 2012 12:55 pm Video

Top Dem warns of 'unwritten' GOP agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | State Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker is warning Hoosiers that re-electing Republican majorities to the Indiana House and Senate will lead to divisive new laws on controversial social issues.

October 08, 2012 8:15 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Pence’s ‘good cop/bad cop’ strategy

BRIAN HOWEY: Pence’s ‘good cop/bad cop’ strategy

It had been nine years since Mike Pence had run and brawled for a congressional seat, twice unsuccessfully challenging U.S. Rep. Phil Sharp.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am

Mourdock outraises Donnelly but Democrat likely has more cash

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock will report outraising Democrat Joe Donnelly by $700,000 in the second quarter, though neither candidate is saying how much money he has in the bank.

July 10, 2012 10:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels at Purdue raises questions

BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels at Purdue raises questions

At the advent of Mitch Daniels' governorship, a close ally of his told me the new governor always had a long-range plan. Actually, the Daniels governorship was scripted in advance.

July 08, 2012 12:00 am

Reaction positive to Daniels as Purdue president

INDIANAPOLIS | The response from Hoosiers to Gov. Mitch Daniels' appointment as president of Purdue University has been overwhelmingly positive.

June 21, 2012 1:35 pm Related

Democrats promise to unite Indiana

FORT WAYNE | Declaring Hoosiers need progress instead of partisanship, Democratic candidates at their party's state convention Saturday said electing them will make Indiana work for everyone.

June 16, 2012 7:00 pm

Donnelly not running from Obamacare vote

INDIANAPOLIS | Since enactment of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, Republicans largely have been able to win elections by pointing at their Democratic opponents and saying, "He (or she) voted for Obamacare."

May 20, 2012 5:45 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Mourdock, Donnelly and the great divide

BRIAN HOWEY: Mourdock, Donnelly and the great divide

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar — vanquished by age, longevity, barrel bottom congressional approval ratings and an aggressive opponent in Treasurer Richard Mourdock — seemed to be bridging a divided party when he took the stage shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday as the magnitude of the 61-39 percent land…

May 13, 2012 12:00 am

Romney hits up Indiana donors, ignores voters on eve of primary

INDIANAPOLIS | Mitt Romney swooped into Indiana for a private fundraiser Monday night but left the state without holding a single public event, just hours before the polls opened for Republicans to select their presidential candidate.

May 07, 2012 8:00 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Why Indiana Dems are in bed with Mourdock

BRIAN HOWEY: Why Indiana Dems are in bed with Mourdock

In the television age of Indiana politics, no incumbent U.S. senator has ever faced a credible challenge in a primary. Thus, Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock's challenge to U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar in the May 8 GOP primary is breaking new ground.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am
Pence seeks local advice on job creation

Pence seeks local advice on job creation

VALPARAISO | Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence brought his "Jobs Tour" to Valparaiso on Friday, touring Task Force Tips and collecting job creation ideas from several area business owners.

March 16, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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