- Election 2012
Democrats will assume role of ‘loyal opposition’
Even though Republicans will be able to legislate at will when the General Assembly convenes in January, two local Democrat state lawmakers say that only makes their presence for debate more vital.
New state schools superintendent may face limit on power
Democrat Glenda Ritz won the race for the state’s schools superintendent by challenging the education overhaul implemented by the Republican incumbent Tony Bennett, but her power to stop the sweeping changes in Indiana schools may be limited.
Obama backers say race wasn’t a factor in vote
Many factors go into choosing a presidential candidate. But is race one of them?
In Indiana, nearly 90 percent of all blacks — 8 percent of the electorate — voted for Democratic incumbent Barack Obama.
Winner Donnelly, losing Republicans assess race
Democrat Joe Donnelly began the day after his surprising victory in the Indiana Senate race trying to digest what had just happened. And supporters of defeated Republican Richard Mourdock debated what had gone wrong.
Pence's Anderson district office to remain open until December
Officials for 6th Congressional District Rep. Mike Pence, now Gov-elect Pence, said Wednesday that his district office next to the Paramount Theatre Centre will remain open through mid-December to provide constituent services.
Lanane takes helm of Senate Democrats
Indiana Senate Democrats have elected Tim Lanane of Anderson to lead their 13-member caucus in General Assembly. Lanane, an Anderson attorney, has served in the Senate since 1997.
House leader pledges no abuse of supermajority power
The Republicans’ near-sweep of Tuesday’s Indiana House races now gives them power that mirrors the GOP’s long-held supermajority in the state Senate. That shift prompted new Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane, an Anderson attorney, to offer some advice: “Be careful what you wish for,” Lanane said.
Pence pledges to go on with education, tax cut initiatives
Gov.-elect Mike Pence said he’ll make job creation “job one” when he takes office in January and promised to abide by his campaign’s “Roadmap for Indiana” plan, which includes support for education reforms that voters seemed to reject and a tax cut that legislative leaders oppose.
Indiana exit poll: Women aid Donnelly victory
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney cruised to victory in Indiana, while Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly won a closely watched U.S. Senate race and Republican Rep. Mike Pence won the governor's contest.
Pence elected Indiana governor to extend GOP control
Republican Mike Pence won election Tuesday as Indiana governor, extending his party's control of the state's top office at the same time voters ousted the incumbent GOP state schools superintendent.
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