Elections & Politics

Trish Whitcomb ran former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz's successful 2012 campaign. (Courtesy of Trish Whitcomb)

The race for a new chair of the Indiana Democratic Party gained one candidate Wednesday and lost another.

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Republicans in a House committee Monday voted to make it harder for Libertarian Party candidates for Indiana governor and U.S. senator to get on the ballot.

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Now-former Vice President Mike Pence flew to his hometown Columbus, Ind., today after attending President Joe Biden’s inauguration­.

Supporters greeted the former Indiana governor and his family when they landed at the Columbus Municipal Airport this afternoon just before 3 p.m.

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West Lafayette City Councilor Norris Wang died Sunday after a period of declining health, according to city officials. 


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No one showed up Sunday for a “Stop The Steal” rally at the Indiana Statehouse despite FBI warnings of armed protests planned for all 50 state capitols.

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Tippecanoe County officials say they are preparing for protests but stress they have no expectation of trouble following violent demonstrations by pro-Trump extremists last week at the U.S. Capitol.

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The political action committee of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly, LillyPAC, has joined other major corporations in pausing political donations to some politicians after last week’s insurrection at the capitol. 

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The Lafayette Police Department is investigating shots fired into the Tippecanoe County Democratic Party headquarters they say took place sometime overnight Wednesday.

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U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) backed off a plan to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election Wednesday after insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Indiana Casts Its 11 Electoral College Votes

Dec 14, 2020
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Indiana cast its 11 electoral votes for President Donald Trump Monday as the nation’s Electoral College helps wrap up the 2020 presidential election.

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More Hoosiers voted in the 2020 general election than in any election in state history, crossing the 3 million-voter mark for the first time.

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The Indiana Senate has a new member. A private Republican caucus chose Kyle Walker Sunday evening to replace Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis), who’s retiring after a 30-year career. 

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It took until 2020 for a Black lawmaker to become the leader of an Indiana state legislative caucus. The Indiana Senate Democrats last week elected Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) as minority leader.


Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its authority.

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Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody said he’ll step down as head of the state party after his term is up in March.

Zody has been the Democratic chair for eight years, the third-longest tenure in the state party’s history.