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Negative Campaigning

Will Hoosiers stay home on Election Day?

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm
Dems' Gregg smiles while shredding Pence in folksy campaign ads

Dems' Gregg smiles while shredding Pence in folksy campaign ads

INDIANAPOLIS | Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg may be running the folksiest attack ads in the history of political campaigning. And his rival, Republican Mike Pence, is so positive in his ads, a casual observer might not even realize he has an opponent in the Nov. 6 race.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am Video Photos




Mourdock defeats Lugar in Republican U.S. Senate race

Mourdock defeats Lugar in Republican U.S. Senate race

INDIANAPOLIS | Choosing consistent conservatism over pragmatic Republicanism, Indiana voters on Tuesday rejected U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar's bid for a seventh term and selected state Treasurer Richard Mourdock as the Republican nominee.

May 08, 2012 9:45 pm Photos


EDITORIAL: End the political mud wrestling match

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay's announcement Friday that he is no longer seeking re-election put a new spin on the mayor's race. Then Monday's reaction from Ragen Hatcher turned that new spin into a downward spiral.

April 13, 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

Politicians, pundits seek success in the negative

"Shove it, buddy!" liberal talk show host Ed Schultz yelled at a caller to his radio program. When conservative pundit Glenn Beck decided to end a call to his own show, he shouted, "Get off my phone!"

November 28, 2010 12:00 am

ANDREA NEAL: Voters face barrage of pre-election mud

On the eve of the 1800 election, a letter by Alexander Hamilton accusing John Adams of character defects and declaring him "unfit" for the presidency was leaked to Adams' rivals. In no time, the words went viral. Consider it one of the first examples of negative campaigning.

October 27, 2010 12:00 am
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