Elections & Politics

U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke to a room of more than 200 Notre Dame law school students and faculty about religious liberty on Friday. He expressed opposition to the rise of secular culture while avoiding any talk of the impeachment inquiry surrounding the president.

Notre Dame To Host 2020 Presidential Debate

Oct 11, 2019

The University of Notre Dame has been selected to host the first presidential debate for the 2020 election. 

Notre Dame President, Rev. John Jenkins, made the announcement this morning after being elected to his fourth 5-year term by the school’s board of trustees.

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West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis has withdrawn from a debate with his mayoral opponent, Zach Baiel. The two were slated to make their case during a League of Women Voters event set for Monday, Oct. 21.

Dennis says an invitation he received this week to provide welcoming remarks at a Purdue event with the Consul General of India conflicts with the forum, which he had agreed to nearly a month ago.

Baiel says the “empty chair” rule typically employed for debates—which stipulates the event is called off if one candidate won’t participate—creates a disadvantage for him.

Students and activists are planning a protest in response to U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaking at a private event at the University of Notre Dame Law School on Friday. Protesters are unhappy with Barr’s role in the handling of the whistleblower complaint.

Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) officially kicked off his run for governor Tuesday after months of exploring a bid.

Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) will announce this evening he’s running for governor.

Melton will officially announce his run in Gary, his hometown, after months of exploring a bid.

More than 500 community members crowded into the Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ Sunday afternoon for Faith in Indiana’s Peacemaker Summit. The event was in response to the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan and the rise of gun violence in South Bend.

Indiana Voter Registration Deadline Is Monday

Oct 7, 2019

Hoosiers must register to vote by the end of the day Monday if they want to cast a ballot in this November’s election.

Ryan Mears Elected Marion County Prosecutor

Oct 7, 2019

Ryan Mears has been elected the next Marion County Prosecutor by the Marion County Democratic Party.

The Marion County Democratic Party held a caucus meeting Saturday morning to allow committee people to cast their votes for prosecutor. Mears assumed the role of acting prosecutor after Terry Curry resigned from the position on Sept. 23 for health reasons.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s (D-South Bend) presidential campaign took him to Indianapolis Friday, to speak to the local chapter of the NAACP.

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