Bennett, Ritz debate at NIPR

Oct 26, 2012
Northeast Indiana Public Radio

On Friday, October 26, the candidates for Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction debated at the studios of Northeast Indiana Public Radio.

Republican incumbent, Dr. Tony Bennett, and his opponent, Democrat Glenda Ritz, spent an hour answering questions from StateImpact Indiana reporter, Kyle Stokes.

The full debate can be streamed or downloaded as a podcast by clicking here.

Mourdock addresses controversial comments

Oct 24, 2012
Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Embattled GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock says he apologizes if anyone misunderstood his comments during Tuesday’s debate in which he said pregnancy resulting from rape was something God intended to happen.  But he said Wednesday he won’t apologize for his beliefs.

Senate candidates have final debate before election

Oct 24, 2012

In Indiana’s final U-S Senate debate the candidates repeated their attacks on each other, while shifting their focus to issues of foreign policy and social security.

Squaring off in Tuesday’s debate were Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Richard Mourdock, locked in a tight race with the balance of power in the U.S. Senate potentially in play. Libertarian Andrew Horning joined them to discuss foreign policy, Social Security and Medicare, and term limits for Congress. 

Senate candidates prepare for debate

Oct 15, 2012

GOP Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock says he doesn’t think the upcoming Senate debates will get nearly as many viewers as his debate with Senator Richard Lugar in the Republican primary.  But with the race among the closest in the state, it’s possible there could be more interest than he realizes. 

Indiana is in the middle of an education overhaul, but whether it continues could depend on the outcome of the state superintendent’s race.

Parties hold parties to celebrate debate

Oct 2, 2012

The Indiana Republican Party is holding a presidential debate watch party Wednesday as President Obama and Governor Romney take the stage in Denver.  The state Democratic Party will likely host an event for the second debate.  

State Republican Party spokesman Pete Seat said the debate parties are a great way to connect with friends and fellow Republicans and experience the debates in a community setting. 

Gubernatorial candidates talk policy at forum

Aug 22, 2012
Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Indiana’s three gubernatorial hopefuls discussed Indiana’s policy future during a forum at IUPUI Tuesday.  Led by former Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard, the forum was not a direct debate between candidates, but a public conversation between Shepard and each hopeful, one at a time.

Brandon Smith prepared several reports on key issues addressed in those policy discussions.

Workforce Development