Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics

Holcomb's Path To Re-election Likely An Easy One

Jul 15, 2019

Gov. Eric Holcomb officially launched his re-election bid Saturday and political analysts say Holcomb’s path to a second term is likely an easy one.

Protecting health care coverage was a top concern for Indiana voters and featured prominently in many campaigns. Indiana health care advocates are working to keep it at the front of Hoosier’s minds. 

Brenton Relishes Role Of Spoiler In Senate Race

Oct 31, 2018
Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton relishes the chance to play the spoiler in Indiana’s crucial U.S. Senate race. (Courtesy of Indiana Debate Commission, Darron Cummings/AP)
Brandon Smith

Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton relishes the chance to play the spoiler in Indiana’s crucial U.S. Senate race.

Brenton sees it as an opportunity to advance the Libertarian Party’s ideals.

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) was one of just six U.S. Senators invited to a White House dinner Tuesday to discuss President Donald Trump’s tax reform agenda.

Political analysts say Donnelly’s inclusion is a boost to his reelection campaign.

In a statement, Donnelly called the dinner a “good conversation.” He focused on his proposal to address outsourced jobs and use tax reform to punish companies that send positions overseas while rewarding those who return jobs to the U.S.

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State superintendent Glenda Ritz announced at the end of this year’s legislative session she might consider a run for governor.

It’s looking like that announcement might be coming soon.

After a legislative session full of education bills, including a bill that originally aimed to remove Ritz from her role as chair of the State Board of Education, Ritz expressed frustration with Governor Pence and said she might run for his office to make the education changes she wants.

October 9 is the deadline to register to voter for the General Election in November.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette is holding a series of registration events before then, and hosting a special program Thursday night on voter information.

It's at the Tippecanoe County Public Library's downtown branch and begins with a voter registration opportunity at 6 pm. The program with Andy Downs begins at 6:30 pm.