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Indiana Primary

Indiana Voters Make Picks In House, State Legislature Races

Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Indiana voters went to the polls Tuesday to select their party's nominees for state and national seats. Joe Bock, a Democrat and professor at Notr...

IN Primary: Loss of Moderates No Good for Governing or the Environment

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

In a legislative body like the Senate where compromise and bipartisanship have long been necessary, this is another blow for getting things done.

GOP Senator Defeated By Tea Party Challenger

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Tea Party-backed candidate Richard Mourdock was projected the winner over Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) in Indiana's Republican primary election on Tues...

Lucia Graves

Indiana Senate Race's Ripple Effect | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

While the battle for the Republican Senate nomination has taken center stage in Tuesday's Indiana primary, the fight could affect turnout in three ope...

An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

Governor, you face a choice. You can either give in to the ignorance and intolerance of tea party purists. Or you can engage in a wider, more intelligent discussion of the U.S. role in the world, the way Republican statesmen have in the past. There is no in-between.

Tea Party-Backed Contender Aims To Oust GOP Senator

Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

By TOM LOBIANCO, ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS -- The face of Indiana politics for nearly four decades, Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is battling f...

Key GOP Primary Not Turning Out Voters Like Obama-Clinton Fight

AP | RICK CALLAHAN and TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — As the toughest primary battle in his almost four-decade Senate career neared its end, Republican Richard Lugar tossed darts at a...

Tea Party Opportunist Mourdock Takes on Pro-Israel Lugar in Indiana but Turns Out to Be a Mr. Softee

Heather Robinson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Heather Robinson

Richard Mourdock may have an uphill battle in trying to "out-conservative" the venerable Lugar, a Capitol Hill denizen who has fought like a tiger for Israel, against nuclear proliferation, and for other important foreign policy priorities.

GOP Senator In Trouble Ahead Of Primary Battle

Roll Call | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

In the age of modern campaigns, Sen. Dick Lugar’s political obituary could have been avoided. A year ago, the Republican lawmaker was in a positi...

Good News For Rick Santorum In Indiana

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Election Commission is keeping Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on the ballot. The commission voted 4...

After Rejection, Santorum Expects Ballot Turnaround

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana elections official said Monday that GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum still lacks the signatures needed to make...

The Primary Day Ritual

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

The media talking heads will ask aloud why Obama can't "close the deal" (in Clinton's own words) and what is numerically a defeat for Clinton will get spun as a Clinton victory.

NRA Favorites in Indiana Facing Defeats? Plus Update

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

The NRA seems to have taken an "anybody but Dan Coats" approach to the Republican U.S. Senate primary for the open seat being vacated by Evan Bayh.

Primary Move-Up Considered by Indiana

Will Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Bower

The Indiana Assembly is starting to get the right idea: Not only should Indiana consider moving up its place in the primary calendar, but they shou...

The Dems Double Dactyl

Chris Marcil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Marcil

"Dead woman running, still" -- Hillary Clinton Denies her campaign has Completed its course; But, out of reflex, or Rigormortality Forces Obama to Be...

Clinton Camp Won't Rule Out Another Bin Laden Ad

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A New York Times article on Sen. Hillary Clinton's strategy heading into Indiana notes: A senior Clinton aide said that she would tailor her message ...

Hillary Clinton says she'll stay in the presidential race

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will remain in the presidential race "until there's a nominee." The former first lady dec...

The Five Stages Of Political Grieving: Acceptance Comes to Camp Clinton

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

Psychology may be too "elite" for the new Clintons, but it seems clear they're more than midway through the five classic stages of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.

Stevie Wonder Soundtracks Obama's Near-Stunner in Ind.

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Stevie Wonder extemporized a soundtrack for Obama-maniacs in Indianapolis Monday. Uptake Reporter Citizen Kate experiences the joys and frustrations of a life as a citizen journalist.

Senior Clinton Aide: "It's Going To Be Tough For Us... We Lost This Thing In February"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post picks up some damning comments from a senior Clinton aide on Hillary's dwindling chances: "Absent some sort of miracle on May 31...

Hillary Will Drop Out by June 15

Lawrence O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence O'Donnell

A senior campaign official and Clinton confidante has told me that there will be a Democratic nominee by June 15. He could not bring himself to say the words "Hillary will drop out by June 15," but that is clearly what he meant.

Obama gains superdelegates, Clinton vows to stay in race

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama pocketed the support of at least four Democratic convention superdelegates on Wednesday, building on the momentum from...

If They IM'd: North Carolina And Indiana | 23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tuesday is the last of the big delegate contests for the Democratic Primary, and all eyes are on Indiana and North Carolina. It's not very often that ...

Jason Linkins

Obama Gives Media A Critical Valentine During Victory Speech | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the media stating explicit demands, and practically begging Obama to just let them give him a news-cycle win, Obama finally sucked it up and gave in last night, during his speech in North Carolina.

Indiana, North Carolina Primaries: Voters Get Ready To Settle Remaining Contests

AP | DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Barack Obama swept to victory in the North Carolina primary Tuesday night and declared he was closing in on the Democratic presid...