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Democrats maintain local control, lose state races

Election 2012 was not kind to state Democratic candidates. Republicans now form a supermajority in the Indiana General Assembly. Democrats maintained their hold in the Senate and lost nine seats in the House.

State gives schools A-F grades

The Indiana Department of Education released new A-F accountability grades Wednesday. Compared to last year, more Indiana schools received the state’s lowest rating.

Endorsement Roundup

Still deciding how to vote today? Throughout the election season, U.S. Senate and gubernational candidates in Indiana have been endorsed by the following organizations and individuals across the Hoosier state.

Polls declares Ind. election front runners

There’s a leader emerging in the U.S. Senate race between Republican candidate and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock and Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-2nd District.
Donnelly leads Mourdock 47 percent to 36 percent, according to the third Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll.

Indiana gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence and Rep. Todd Young (R-9th District) campaign Saturday at the Monroe County Republican Victory Center.

Pence, Young focus on game plan in days before election

Monroe County was the second stop Saturday for Pence and his Big Red Truck Tour. By Monday, the tour will have covered the entire state of Indiana, said Christy Denault, Mike Pence for Indiana communications director.

County council candidates outline plans for upcoming term

In the week leading up to the elections, Monroe County Council president and Democratic candidate Geoff McKim and Republican candidate Skip Daley have sent out press releases detailing their plans for the coming term.

City seeks public input on vision statement

The City of Bloomington has released a newly drafted vision statement and is seeking public input through ImagineBloomington workshops, the first of which was Monday night at the Monroe County Library.

Races too close to call

Election polls aren’t everything, but if new numbers in the Senate and presidential races hold true, Election night could be a nail biter.

Candidates face off online

Social media, as the name suggests, has the power to increase interaction between political candidates and the public.

Voters speak on the air about political stances

WHTR Indianapolis Channel 13 Eyewitness News anchors and reporters made their 10th stop of 11 since August in “Decision 2012 On the Road,” a program in which they traveled across central Indiana to talk to voters about issues that are important to them. For the most part, people are concerned about the economy and jobs, Eyewitness News anchor Andrea Morehead said.

City issues grants for art projects

Applicants competed for top spots in Bloomington’s semi-annual Arts Commission Arts Project Grant Program, funded by the city’s economic development office. Applicants’ projects were evaluated for artistic quality, community impact and organizational capacity.

Indiana gubernatorial candidate Republican Mike Pence makes a point as he participates in a debate with Libertarian Rupert Boneham and Democrat John Gregg in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Thursday.

Gubernatorial candidates spar in last debate

The three Indiana gubernatorial candidates debated for the third and last time Thursday evening in Fort Wayne. DePauw University Executive Director of Media Relations Ken Owen served as moderator of the hour-long debate between Democratic candidate John Gregg, U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-6th District and Libertarian candidate Rupert Boneham.

Funding gap apparent in 9th District race

Closer to home, the campaigns of 9th-District Congressional candidates Democrat Shelli Yoder and Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., aren’t spending anywhere near that amount. But there is a contrast in just how much each candidate brings in spending.

Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, pictured, and Republican incumbent State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett participated in a forum discussion Wednesday at Wabash College.

Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates debate

Democratic candidate Glenda Ritz and Republican incumbent State Superindenent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett participated in a public forum Wednesday night at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind.


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