White Cautions Presidential Campaigns Preparing For 2012

From the Associated Press Indiana’s embattled Secretary of State Charlie White is advising presidential campaigns to be careful following revelations of questionable signatures on petitions in the 2008 contest. White said Friday he will be looking for organized efforts to fraudulently place a candidate on the ballot. He also recommended candidates looking to run in […]

Hubbard Says 2012 State Senate Bid Will Be His Last

Former Kentucky Congressman Carroll Hubbard says he will run for public office for the last time next year. Hubbard, a Democrat, has notified the Kentucky Board of Elections that he will run for the state Senate seat now held by Republican Ken Winters of Murray. Hubbard tells the Murray Ledger and Times that, at age […]

DCCC Targets Barr for “Accountability August” Campaign

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued to underscore Republican congressional candidate Andy Barr’s support for the Ryan budget plan in a new radio ad that began airing Monday. Barr is challenging Congressman Ben Chandler, D-Ky., in a rematch from 2010, where he came within less than 700 votes of unseating the incumbent last fall. In […]

Now Out Of 2012 Race, Daniels Says He’ll Stay Active In Debate

From the Associated Press: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he will continue to promote fiscal conservatism and influence the 2012 presidential debate from the sidelines now that he’s decided not to run for the office himself. Daniels, in his first public appearance since announcing he wouldn’t seek the GOP nomination, said he’ll try to keep […]

Messer Makes Congressional Bid Official

Former Indiana state Rep. Luke Messer, R-Shelbyville, announced Tuesday he is running for Congress in the newly redrawn congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-In., who is running for governor next year. With Pence vacating his post, the 42-year-old education lobbyist said he will seek the Republican nomination in 2012. In his […]

Daniels Unlikely To Ride Into Sunset, Says Analyst

An Indiana political analyst says he expects Governor Mitch Daniels will remain active in public service after his term ends next year. Daniels announced over the weekend he would not run for president in 2012. Indiana Legislative Review Publisher Ed Feigenbaum says he wouldn’t be surprised to see the Republican accept a presidential appointment in […]

Gregg Says Hoosiers Are Tired of “Divisive Politics”

As WFPL’s Rick Howlett reported earlier, former Democratic Indiana House Speaker John Gregg has announced his bid for governor of Indiana. The 56-year-old attorney is known for his folksy sense of humor and homespun personality, which explains him sitting on a porch swing with a pitcher of iced tea while making the announcement about starting […]

Gregg To Seek Indiana Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination

Former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg will run for governor in 2012. Gregg filed paperwork today to create an exploratory committee and plans an official campaign kickoff later. Gregg also launched a website that includes a video of him on a porch swing, where he says Indiana can become a world leader in business, innovation […]

Indiana Businessman Announces Gubernatorial Bid

From the Associated Press A Republican businessman who’s running for Indiana governor in 2012 acknowledges that he has less name recognition and fundraising ability than GOP frontrunner Mike Pence. But Jim Wallace of Fishers says he would bring a more business-centered attitude that would help the state create more jobs. Wallace kicked off his campaign […]

Daniels: Announcement On 2012 Coming “Within A Few Weeks”

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is still not offering any hints as to whether he’ll seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The governor was asked about his plans following an education announcement today in his office. “We haven’t played any games with this,” he said. “I said we’d finish the legislature, which was just a week […]