2016 Election

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In September NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik visited WBOI staff and listeners in Fort Wayne. Based in New York City, Folkenflik reports on how the media influence politics and culture, the figures who shape journalism. His stories and analyses are broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition, Here & Now, and All things Considered, and are also featured on NPR’s website and digital platforms.

President Obama returned to Elkhart Wednesday seeking to bring a major part of his presidency full circle, trumpeting what he sees as the city's and the nation’s economic resurgence. 

But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the president’s speech actually was more about looking forward than looking back


Now That the Primaries Are Over...

May 24, 2016
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When it became apparent that the presidential primary in Indiana was going to matter, it dawned on me that many voters might think this is the norm.  For those who have looked at the past or who have lived through it, they know that 2008 and 2016 are not the norm.  The presidential primary in Indiana usually includes very little excitement.

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With all precincts reported from Indiana’s primary on Tuesday, several races for the November General Election ballot are now firmly in place.

Kasich/Cruz Deal Might Not Work

May 3, 2016

Last month, Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich struck a deal. Kasich would stop campaigning in Indiana, in exchange for Cruz to stop campaigning in some Western states.

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Indiana has historically ranked very low among the 50 states in voter turnout during primary elections, but that might not be the case this year.

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GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump brought his campaign to a near-capacity Allen County Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne Sunday afternoon.

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Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz and his new running mate Carly Fiorina made a campaign stop in Fort Wayne Thursday morning, five days before Indiana’s May 3 primary. Nearly 1,000 people were in attendance for the rally, which was held at the Grand Wayne Center.

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Thousands of people Wednesday gathered at the State Fairgrounds to cheer Donald Trump, the first of the three remaining Republican presidential candidates to visit Indiana. He focused his speech primarily on trade and the economy.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

A candidate running for the Indiana Attorney General’s office made a stop in Fort Wayne Friday morning.