Mourdock Campaign Probed Over Voter Data

Indiana Republican Party leaders have stopped Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s campaign from using an important tool after allegations surfaced that the Tea Party challenger tried to improperly access a GOP database of voter information. The story has become another lightning rod in the heavily watched race between Mourdock and longtime incumbent Richard Lugar, who has […]

Internal Poll Shows Mourdock Leading Lugar

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock released an internal poll on Wednesday showing a statistical dead heat with longtime incumbent Richard Lugar among likely GOP primary  voters. The survey was conducted by the polling firm McLaughlin & Associates and shows Mourdock ahead by one percentage point, which is a statistical tie. Other polls have put […]

Lugar Spelling Error Underscores Campaign Troubles

The re-election campaign for U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., has once again stumbled after a typo was spotted in a new attack ad against state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Lugar is a six-term lawmaker who faces a tough Tea Party challenger in the Republican primary and is poised to lose his seat. The 30-second spot attacks […]

Mourdock Expects to Benefit From Santorum’s Exit

Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock believes Rick Santorum’s departure from the Republican presidential race could help him unseat longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in the upcoming May 8 primary. A recent survey found the majority of Santorum’s supporters back Mourdock while GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney’s voters lean toward Lugar. Pollsters estimate that with an uncontested […]

NRA, Club for Growth Blast Lugar in Series of Ads

The National Rifle Association and the Club for Growth have launched a series of radio, television and online ads attacking U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In, in order to support his Tea Party challenger, Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock, in the upcoming Republican primary. For months, the six-term lawmaker has been dogged by residency questions while fending […]

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 Governor Signs Full-Day Kindergarten Bill

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed a bill into law providing additional statewide funding for full-day kindergarten programs, which should help fill budget shortfalls in some southern Indiana school districts. Both Greater Clark County Schools and New Albany-Floyd County Schools already provide free full-day kindergarten programs to all students. It’s not required by the state, […]

Henryville, Indiana Elementary Students Start Classes Wednesday

Classes begin Wednesday for Henryville, Indiana elementary school students affected by the March 2nd storms. This month, the West Clark School Board approved Graceland Baptist Church in New Albany for the new elementary school location, and the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg for the new high school location. The district will be transporting nearly 700 […]

Memo: Lugar Poised to Lose GOP Primary

A memorandum from a polling firm says U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., is set to lose his seat to Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the upcoming Republican primary, according to a recent survey of 500 likely voters. Global Strategy Group finds the race between Lugar and his Tea Party challenger is tightening with his […]

Lugar Ruled Ineligible to Vote

An election board in Indiana has disqualified the residency of U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., and ruled he is ineligible to vote in this upcoming re-election bid, meaning the longtime lawmaker will have to establish new residency. The Marion County Election Board voted 2-to-1 along party lines that the six-term Senator was guilty of a […]