Mike Boland

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After historically poor voter turnout in May’s primary election, the general election might not be much different for Indiana.  The state faces a November without a major race, such as governor or senator, at the top of the ballot. 

In fact, the title of State Auditor might be the greatest misnomer in Indiana.  The Auditor isn’t responsible for auditing state and local government; that’s the job of the State Board of Accounts and internal auditors at major state agencies such as the Family and Social Services Administration and the Department of Revenue. 

State Treasurer Race Lacks Incumbent

Oct 31, 2014
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Of the three statewide offices on Indiana‘s ballot next week, only one has no incumbent running -- in fact, there‘s no incumbent at all.   Governor Pence named only an interim state treasurer after Richard Mourdock resigned in August.

GOP nominee Kelly Mitchell, who ran the TrustINdiana investment pool for local governments under Mourdock, says the office belongs in fiscally conservative hands. She says a cautious investment philosophy shielded Hoosier banks from collapse during the recession.