Indiana Democrats Question Ellspermann’s 2008 Primary Vote

The Indiana Democratic Party is taking an early swing at state Rep. Sue Ellspermann, R-Ferdinand, who was picked as Congressman Mike Pence’s running mate on Monday. In 2010, Ellspermann’s candidacy for her state House seat was challenged after she incorrectly claimed to have voted in the 2008 GOP primary. Ellspermann later admit she voted in […]

Pence Names Freshman State Lawmaker as Running Mate

Republican Congressman Mike Pence has named freshman state Rep. Sue Ellspermann, R-Ferdinand, as his running mate in the Indiana governor’s race. The announcement was made Monday morning via e-mail to supporters and in Ellspermann’s hometown. Pence and Ellspermann plan to tour the state today and make stops in Evansville, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. If Pence […]

Messer Launches First TV Ad

Indiana Republican congressional candidate Luke Messer unveiled his first campaign ad on Monday. The 30-second spot calls the former state representative a proven conservative and promises to continue in the tradition of Governor Mitch Daniels and incumbent Congressman Mike Pence, who is stepping down to run for governor this year. Speaking to a crowd of […]

Indiana Democrats Launch Attack Website Against Pence

The Indiana Democratic Party launched a website Thursday dedicated to attacking Republican Congressman Mike Pence’s legislative record as the conservative lawmaker’s gubernatorial bid accelerates. Last week, Pence made his candidacy official when he submitted the necessary petition signatures to run in the May 8 GOP primary. Dubbed “The Mike Pence Show,” the site’s first episode […]

Pence Drawing Big Out-of-State Money

Gearing up for next year’s Indiana gubernatorial election, Republican Congressman Mike Pence receiving heavy financial support from out-of-state contributors. The staunch conservative and Tea Party favorite is seeking the GOP nomination in the May primary against Republican Jim Wallace. Pence is considered the favorite, and the campaign contributions indicate he has an early advantage. According […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pence Launches Gubernatorial Bid

As expected (and accidentally leaked by his campaign committee), U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-In., is running for governor of Indiana in 2012. The former radio broadcaster has served in Congress since 2001, where he’s become known as a staunch conservative and Tea Party favorite. “I’m in this race,” Pence told supporters. “Any real Hoosier knows […]

Budget Deal Funds NPR

The negotiated budget agreement brokered by congressional leaders to avoid a government shutdown includes money for National Public Radio despite efforts to cut funding of public broadcasting. In March, the Republican-controlled House easily passed a bill that stripped tax dollars from NPR, citing the $14 trillion debt and controversy surrounding the news outlet. The measure […]

Pence Elected To Leadership Post

Indiana Congressman Mike Pence has been elected to the number three House Republican leadership post. Pence will serve a two-year term as the GOP Conference Chairman. “What I sense among this leadership team is a clear understanding that Republicans need to renew our commitment to the timeless principles of our party. But we will work […]