2018 Elections

Democrat Harper Announces Bid For Secretary Of State

Jan 17, 2018

Indiana Democrats have their first declared candidate for Secretary of State.

Valparaiso attorney Jim Harper announced Wednesday his bid to unseat incumbent Republican Connie Lawson this fall.

In his announcement video, Harper says he wants to promote small businesses, help protect investors against fraud, and advocate for election reforms.

“Like expanded early voting, same-day registration, and an end to political gerrymandering,” he says.

Weinzapfel considering run for Congress

Jan 8, 2018

Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says he’s considering a run for the 8th District Congressional seat. 

WNIN News asked the former Evansville mayor and state representative if he was thinking about a run for the seat held by Republican Larry Bucshon…

("Obviously, I've had a lot of people approach me about that and it's something I'm giving some consideration to.")

Greg Pence Prepares Run For Congress

Oct 18, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence’s older brother Greg signaled this week he’s likely to make a run for Congress next year.

Greg Pence filed a document with the Internal Revenue Service establishing a political organization – Greg Pence for Congress. Pence, the older brother of Vice President Mike Pence, has said he’s considering a run for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District since current Rep. Luke Messer (R-Greensburg) announced his run for the U.S. Senate earlier this year.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Steve Braun will step down from his post after three years on the job.

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office confirms Braun’s resignation will take effect Aug. 30. Holcomb spokesperson Stephanie Wilson says the reason will soon be clear.

The departure intensifies rumors Braun will seek the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional District seat vacated by Todd Rokita’s run for U.S. Senate. Diego Morales, a former staffer for Mike Pence, is the only declared candidate in the race.

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his family’s company outsourced jobs to Mexico.

At a campaign event Donnelly held with Rexnord and Carrier union workers on outsourcing, Donnelly says his involvement in his brother’s company ended more than 20 years ago.

And he says when it comes to his 2018 re-election campaign, voters should look at what he’s done in Washington D.C.

“Look, I’ve voted against every single bad trade deal that ever came along. I’ve been fighting this battle for years and years and years,” Donnelly says.