The big money behind the big campaigns: A report from The Indiana Citizen

In our continuing mission to provide accurate and impartial information about the civic life of Indiana, The Indiana Citizen is reporting on the money contributed to the campaigns of key state officials in 2020, based upon the latest round of campaign finance reports filed with the Indiana Secretary of State. The following report was written by veteran Indiana journalists Janet Williams and Bob Caylor for The Indiana Citizen. For more information: A very basic primer on Indiana campaign finance February 16, 2021 ***  Indiana’s 2020 election cycle drew huge sums of money into the campaigns for governor, attorney general and…

A very basic primer on Indiana campaign finance

To accompany The Indiana Citizen’s reporting on campaign finance, the following is a brief summary written by retired lawyer Bill Moreau, co-founder and president of the Indiana Citizen Education Foundation and publisher of The Indiana Citizen. February 16, 2021 *** When you read information about political contributions governed exclusively by Indiana law, you will see some very large amounts. Your reaction might be, “Can this possibly be legal?” The answer is almost certainly, “Yes.” The Indiana General Assembly establishes by statute the limitations, if any, on political contributions. Notice the “if any.” The General Assembly has placed annual limitations on…

Campaign finance and the General Assembly: A report from The Indiana Citizen

In our continuing mission to provide voters with accurate and impartial information, The Indiana Citizen is reporting on the money spent by their campaign committees, based upon the latest round of campaign finance reports filed with the Indiana Secretary of State.  The following report, focusing on campaigns for the Indiana General Assembly, was written by veteran Indiana journalists Greg Weaver and Bob Caylor for The Indiana Citizen. ***   If you’re looking for the seat in the Indiana House of Representatives that was the hardest-fought of 2020 -- the most expensive contest among the 100 House districts -- you won’t…