Elections & Politics

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.

South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled his economic plan last week pushing to increase the minimum wage and expand unions. Reactions to the plan in Buttigieg’s home state have been mixed.

Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) became the first Democrat to announce a 2020 bid for Attorney General Wednesday.

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Moms Demand Action and other gun control activists from across Indiana gathered at the Statehouse Saturday to demand state and federal policymakers pass legislation to reduce gun violence.

A bipartisan group of local and state officials joined the crowd to talk about what they and activists can do to reduce gun crime in Indiana – including passing federal red flag legislation and limiting access to firearms.

During his remarks, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett signed the Mayors Against Illegal Guns statement of principles from the gun control advocacy group Everytown. 

District 31 Caucus Chooses Vermilion To Replace Mahan

Jul 31, 2019
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A healthcare consultant and former hospital administrator is headed to the Statehouse to replace outgoing Republican state representative Kevin Mahan.

Ann Vermilion of Grant County was until recently the longtime administrative director of Marion General Hospital, where she helped an effort to decrease the number of opioid prescriptions written.  She now runs a healthcare consulting business.

Vermilion asked a GOP caucus to select her because she’s passionate about rural Indiana and party values.

The Indiana Election Commission recently approved the first paper backups for electronic voting machines.

But it could take up to a decade before such equipment is available to every county that needs it.

Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took on criticism they’ve faced from the black community in remarks to the National Urban League Friday.

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