Indiana Primary

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Indiana’s primary comes late in an election season and typically doesn't play a consequential role in nominating presidents.

However, Hoosier voters were pivotal this year. Republican Ted Cruz dropped his presidential bid after losing Indiana.  And Democrat Bernie Sanders bought his campaign more time with his defeat of frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

 

Earlier this week Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie Podcast and former NPR political editor, spoke with WBOI’s Katy Anderson about other strange moments in Indiana primary history.

Ken Rudin

Indiana’s primary typically doesn’t play much of a role in the outcome of presidential primaries. But this year is different.

Some pundits are saying the Hoosier primary is make-or-break for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

WBOI’s Katy Anderson spoke with Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast and former political editor at NPR, to get his take.

Rudin says Indiana is in a rare position to make some important presidential choices.

Interview Highlights:

On  why Indiana is in the spotlight this season: