John Zody

Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody wants to take on an additional role – legislative candidate.

Prospective Democratic candidates for municipal races across the state gathered in Indianapolis Saturday for candidate bootcamp. The training is part of a larger strategy to build Indiana’s bench of Democrats.

Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody says he plans to remain in his leadership position as his party tries to move forward from Tuesday’s election. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody says he plans to remain in his leadership position as his party tries to move forward from Tuesday’s election.

Indiana Democrats denounced misleading text messages sent by a Republican-aligned group.

Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody questions Attorney General Curtis Hill’s use of taxpayer dollars to defend himself from sexual misconduct allegations. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody questions Attorney General Curtis Hill’s use of taxpayer dollars to defend himself from sexual misconduct allegations.

Attorney General Curtis Hill has been accused of groping four women – three legislative staffers and one lawmaker. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Attorney General Curtis Hill has been accused of groping four women – three legislative staffers and a lawmaker – at a post-session party in March.

Hill denies allegations, and in a statement, he questions the fairness of an investigation initiated by legislative leaders into the accusations.

More than 200 prospective Democratic candidates from across Indiana packed two conference rooms in Indianapolis to learn how to run a political campaign. The “boot camp” taught campaign finance, communications and canvassing.

The Indiana Democrats and the National Democratic Training Committee provided training to help first-time candidates get their campaigns off the ground.

Poonam Gill is running for Indiana’s 88th House district and says it’s hard to launch a campaign.

The Indiana Republican Party demanded an apology Tuesday from Democrats who criticized a state investigation into possible voter fraud, after 12 people working for a political action committee were arrested in connection with that investigation.

Change could be coming for Indiana’s alcohol laws after legislative leaders announced a two-year study of the state’s alcohol statutes. And legislators say the special commission won’t involve the alcohol industry.

Controversy this past session over convenience stores obtaining alcohol carryout permits – otherwise expressly prohibited in state law – prompted the creation of the alcohol law study commission.

On Wednesday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released an updated report outlining potential effects of the updated GOP health care bill – the American Health Care Act. The findings indicate that over the next 10 years, 23 million Americans would lose insurance under the AHCA.

That’s one million fewer than the projection for the first version of the AHCA, which failed in the U.S House in March.

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