Elections & Politics

Pete Buttigieg Opens South Bend Campaign Office

Oct 4, 2019
Annacaroline Caruso / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Mayor Pete Buttigieg opened his new presidential campaign office Thursday night in South Bend.

A large crowd gathered outside of the new ‘Pete For America’ campaign office to show their support. 

 

Buttigieg said there are several reasons he opened the office - like preparation for the Indiana primary in May.

 “It is very likely the nomination contest will still be pretty intense and undecided when the primary happens here in Indiana so it’s never too soon to be organizing right here.”

Joe Mackey For Congress Facebook page

The first Democrat to announce a challenge to Rep. Jim Baird (R-4th) kicks off his campaign in earnest Friday.

Joe Mackey lives in Lafayette, where he worked in manufacturing for many years. He lost a Democratic primary in 2018 to eventual nominee Tobi Beck.

He says his campaign will talk a lot about education, as well as an issue that helped Democrats pick up many House seats in 2018: health care.

courtesy Purdue University

The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette has announced a new campaign intending to make it easier for Purdue Students to vote. Their campaign called P/UVote is collecting money to help out-of-state students pay for new Purdue IDs. The new campaign will teach students about voter ID requirements as well as reimburse students who must pay a $10 fee to obtain a compliant ID.

League of Women Voters voter services chair Ken Jones says guidance from the Indiana Election Division means students who’ve voted in West Lafayette before might not be able to this November.

Vice President Mike Pence is pushing voters to contact their members of Congress about support for the proposed trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, known as the USMCA.

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Democratic members of Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are launching a formal impeachment inquiry over a conversation between President Donald Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.

The conversation at the center of the controversy involves Trump asking Zelensky to look into allegations connected to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson wants to reassure Hoosiers that their votes will be secure when they go to the polls.

Indiana’s first openly gay major party candidate for governor announced his bid Monday.

Indianapolis tech entrepreneur Josh Owens will seek the Democratic nomination.

Gov. Eric Holcomb could get a primary challenge next year.

Brian Roth, a Republican from Carmel, filed paperwork this week to run.

Roth runs a leadership consulting firm in the affluent Indianapolis suburb. He filed paperwork for a gubernatorial run with the Indiana Election Division, though he’s not commenting on his potential bid.

Vice President Mike Pence spoke to a crowd of hundreds at the American Legion’s national convention in Indianapolis Wednesday. He made a case for the Trump administration’s re-election in 2020. 

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Indianapolis next week to speak at the American Legion national convention.

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