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IU College Democrats: Students ‘work for this moment’

(11/04/08 12:12am)

Junior AnnElyse Gibbons only wants two things after Tuesday’s election: to sleep and catch up on homework. As president of Students for Baron Hill, an executive board member of IU Students for Barack Obama and secretary for the IU College Democrats, campaign season has been busy for her. President of IU College Democrats Anna Strand also said the campaign has affected her sleep cycle, limiting her to a few hours a night.

McCain uses Indiana visit to urge supporters to vote

(11/04/08 12:16am)

INDIANAPOLIS – John McCain is counting on Indiana. In a final plea to Hoosiers on Monday, McCain urged about 5,000 supporters to show up to the polls in a fiery and aggressive speech on election eve on the runway at the Indianapolis International Airport.SLIDESHOW: Students vote early TuesdayMAP: Polling locationsPodcast: Hoosier Headlines

Dems looking for big pickups in Senate

(11/04/08 6:14pm)

Democrats counted on solidifying their thin leadership grip on the Senate as voters flocked to the polls Tuesday to fill 35 Senate seats. Embattled Republicans braced for losses but hoped they would be modest ones. Democrats were optimistic that the only two Democratic senators who will lose their Senate seats as a result of the national elections will be Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Indiana outcome still uncertain

(11/05/08 12:18am)

Indiana voters split nearly down the middle in what was perhaps the closest race in the nation between Barack Obama and John McCain. Obama was close to snapping Indiana’s streak of backing Republican presidential nominees for 10 straight elections, but counting continued late Tuesday as unofficial vote tallies by The Associated Press showed him holding a lead of about 8,000 votes out of some 2.6 million cast.

MSNBC broadcasts live from IMU for election

(11/05/08 1:44am)

IU is often recognized as America’s college town for its basketball team, Little 500 and partying tendencies, but MSNBC chose to visit for a different reason Tuesday night: political activism on campus. NBC correspondent Luke Russert broadcast live from the Frangipani Room in the Indiana Memorial Union while the election numbers came through. He said he and the network chose IU because of Indiana’s swing state status and the political interest on campus.

'This is our moment'

(11/05/08 2:20am)

CHICAGO – Yes they did. The chant shouted Tuesday night was only a two-word modification of the one yelled throughout the previous 21 months of Barack Obama’s campaign. But the difference was enormous. Shortly before midnight, Obama took center stage in Grant Park and greeted thousands of screaming supporters as the next president of the United States.