House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says his caucus took a step back in 2014 after losing two seats but promises 2016 will be a very different election.
House Republicans grew their supermajority from 69 to 71 Tuesday. Minority Leader Scott Pelath says while he wasn’t expecting huge gains, he had hoped to chip away at the GOP’s lead. And he says responsibility for those losses rests with him.
A ballot measure that would have consolidated executive power in Allen County into a single office failed by a convincing margin Tuesday night.
Voters overwhelmingly defeated the referendum – which proposed restructuring county government away from the current three commissioner system to a single county executive – with about 70 percent checking the “No” box.
That result leaves the current Allen County government structure unchanged.
State Republican Party Chair Tim Berry called Tuesday’s election “Ladies Night” as all three female GOP statewide candidates earned emphatic victories.
A little after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Governor Mike Pence took to the stage at state Republican Party headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. Speaking to a crowd already buzzing with positivity on a day that was shaping up to be big for the GOP, Pence told them it was a historic night.
Allen County Republicans took big wins in several marquee races Tuesday night, handily defeating Democratic challengers for seats in the Indiana General Assembly and Congress.
In a hard-fought race that went negative in the weeks leading up to Election Day, Republican Liz Brown easily defeated Democrat Jack Morris to win Indiana Senate District 15. The open seat formerly belonged to longtime Republican legislator, Tom Wyss, who opted not to seek another term.
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With the fall election coming Tuesday, Indiana’s Democratic and Republican Parties are working hard on direct voter contact in an effort to get people to the polls. But party leaders have different ideas about what issues they think should be at the forefront of voters’ minds.
Indiana’s 2014 general election lacks a big ticket race – such as president or governor – and arguably lacks a marquee issue, after the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage failed to make its way onto the ballot.
Lawmakers are urging the General Assembly to act soon to help reduce teen pregnancy in Indiana, as the state’s teen birth rate is higher than the national average.
Teen birth rate is the number of live births per one thousand teens age 15 to 19. Indiana’s rate is about 33 per 1,000 teens, with the national rate at about 29. That’s compared to the teen pregnancy rate, which measures the number of pregnancies per one thousand teens, which includes births, abortions, still births and miscarriages.