Elections & Politics

Tippecanoe Co Election Day Vote Center sites

Nov 5, 2012

Tippecanoe County residents who are registered to vote in Tuesday's General Election can vote at any of the following Vote Center locations. The polling places are open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Contact information to find out where to vote in surrounding counties is below.

Tippecanoe County General Election Vote Center Locations:

Brady Lane Church of Christ   2701 Brady Lane     Lafayette

Evangelical Covenant Church  3600 S 9th Street  Lafayette

Pence rallies in Lafayette

Nov 2, 2012
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The Republican candidate for governor is making another push for support from members of the Lafayette community.

Mike Pence stopped in the city Friday afternoon to meet with voters leading up to Election Day, Tuesday.

He says the state is moving in the right direction, but believes his vision will build the state’s economic momentum even more.

A new poll shows Democrat Joe Donnelly has opened a double-digit lead over Republican Richard Mourdock  in the Indiana Senate contest.

The Howey-DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll is the first independent survey to be publicly released since Mourdock said during a debate that he believes pregnancies that occur after rapes are intended by God.

WBAA's Kristin Malavenda details the campaigns of Republicans John Basham, Kevin Underwood, and Bryan Metzger and Democrat Robb Haywood.

State Senate District 7 preview

Nov 1, 2012

A veteran of the state Senate is using his record in office to convince voters in the seventh district that he deserves another four years.

But, his opponent, a political newcomer, believes constituents are looking for a fresh face.

WBAA’s Sam Klemet reports on the race that covers parts of Jasper, White, Carroll, Tippecanoe, Clinton, and Boone counties

3rd Indiana Gubernatorial Debate

Oct 26, 2012

Republican Mike Pence engaged Democratic opponent John Gregg’s attacks more than in any previous debate during Thursday’s third and final meeting of the three gubernatorial hopefuls. 

Pence has largely avoided going after Gregg, only engaging with him on a few points in the first two debates.  But Thursday, Pence wasn’t shy about matching Gregg’s attacks with his own.  The two sparred most over the federal government’s auto industry loans.  Gregg struck first.

The candidates vying to be Indiana’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction took the stage Wednesday night at Wabash College in Crawfordsville for an election forum.

Republican incumbent Tony Bennett believes in holding students, teachers and schools accountable. So he'll give his first term in office a "B." He says his only mistake has been allowing his opponents to paint him as a politician who wants to privatize schools.

Negele and Straw seeking IN House District 13 seat

Oct 25, 2012

Sharon Negele has served as Attica’s clerk-treasurer since 2003. She and her husband own Wolf’s Fine Chocolates. She nearly beat the House District 42 incumbent two years ago and is giving it another shot in the new district.

“I’m not a quitter and in some cases, I’ve been described as the bulldog," she says with a laugh. "I just won’t give up until I succeed.”

As an example of her persistence, Negele says she helped a neighboring town clean-up its finances even after the State Board of Accounts had given up trying.

Mourdock takes heat for rape comment

Oct 24, 2012

GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is trying to clarify comments he made during Tuesday’s second and final debate regarding abortion and rape. 

When asked his position on abortion rights, Mourdock said he only supports abortion in cases where the mother’s life is at risk.  He went on to say life is a gift from God.

“And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that God intended to happen.”