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Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers today know Dan Coats as their U.S. senator, but nine years ago his informal title was far more exotic — Sherpa.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Bopp’s overhaul of U.S. election finance

BRIAN HOWEY: Bopp’s overhaul of U.S. election finance

As Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign in February 2011, the most conspicuous person in the wings was Terre Haute attorney Jim Bopp Jr.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Reform won't come from uncontested power

MARC CHASE: Reform won't come from uncontested power

Perhaps Lake County Republicans aren't endangered species after all. Maybe it's time to retract the characterization I've made in past columns of a minuscule number of conservatives wandering the region.

February 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: National 'architect' offers local GOP blueprint

MARC CHASE: National 'architect' offers local GOP blueprint

Conventional wisdom dictates rampant political corruption radiating from certain members of a county political party — coupled with excessive government taxing and spending — should create the perfect environment for fresh faces to sweep into elected offices.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

While Republicans on the national scene take their lumps over their role in the federal government shutdown, Lake County conservatives are expressing optimism for a strengthening foothold in local politics.

October 12, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: The attempted sale of Indiana’s Senate seat

BRIAN HOWEY: The attempted sale of Indiana’s Senate seat

In a U.S. Senate race engulfed by obfuscated national special interest money, Democrat Joe Donnelly charged that the seat is being “sold.”

October 21, 2012 12:00 am

Donnelly suggests Mourdock is hiding from Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS | Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly is wondering where his opponent has gone.

September 25, 2012 3:30 pm
Donnelly not intimidated by Super PAC ad against him

Donnelly not intimidated by Super PAC ad against him

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Northwest Indiana television viewers are getting their first look at how a Super PAC works to influence an election outcome.

June 12, 2012 12:30 pm Video
Crossroads GPS: "Everyday" IN

Crossroads GPS: "Everyday" IN

This anti-Donnelly ad, paid for by the Crossroads GPS Super PAC, has been airing in Indiana -- including on region cable networks -- since Thursday

June 12, 2012 11:36 am
THURM FERREE: In which direction is the United States headed?

THURM FERREE: In which direction is the United States headed?

Many of us are asking: Where is the United States going? We are in the middle of a presidential campaign, and members of Congress are in a quandary. The trust in government these days ranks at about 12 percent and the president at about 44 percent, so we are in for a negative campaign tellin…

January 26, 2012 12:00 am

THURM FERREE: Republicans share blame for blocking progress

Grover Norquist, of Americans for Tax Reform, finally got his way. With the GOP leaders and the corporate business community and the Tea Party, they have put the fear of God into members of the Republican-led Congress.

July 07, 2011 12:00 am

A civil campaign? It's like a civil war, only bloodier

Is Portage ready for a civil mayoral campaign, and who will be the first candidate to compare his or her opponents to sacks of weasel vomit -- and not in a good way?

March 05, 2011 12:00 am
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