2020 elections

Fifth District Rep. Susan Brooks Will Not Seek Re-election

Jun 14, 2019

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Carmel) will not seek a fifth term in Congress. Brooks announced Friday that she will retire at the end of her current term.

She has spent 16 of the last 22 years in some form of public service, and she said she's ready to spend more time with her family. Brooks said in a statement it was time for "new talent" in the 5th District.

 

More than 4,500 supporters crammed into the freezing cold and leaking former Studebaker plant on Sunday to hear South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially declare that he’d seek the Democratic nomination for President.

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The Tippecanoe County Election Board has begun discussing how to improve upon the last several years of electoral dysfunction in the county.

At an unusually well-attended board meeting Friday, members of the public and employees of the board of voter registration laid bare a number of issues the county faces, from long lines at polling places to aging and faulty equipment to public distrust of a flawed process.

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Former Starbucks Coffee CEO Howard Schultz, who’s mulling a possible 2020 presidential run, told a crowd at Purdue University Thursday he thinks America’s greatest security threat is its current leader.

What was billed as a “major policy announcement” offered little in the way of solutions to the many problems Schultz enumerated. When asked what would convince Republican voters in Indiana to pull the lever for an independent, Schultz pushed back against the current administration.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
City of South Bend

  

 South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced an exploratory committee for a Presidential run in a video posted online this morning.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is prioritizing workforce development and STEM education as part of its 2019 legislative agenda, and supports a key change to the state’s governance structure.

Courtesy Indiana Senate Republicans

A polarizing figure in the Indiana Senate will step down after the new year.

Republican Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) will resign just before the legislative session gets underway, to follow his wife to Washington, D.C., where both are taking new jobs.