The following report was written by Indiana journalist Mary Dieter for The Indiana Citizen. November 16, 2022 While Republicans across the country scored fewer electoral victories last week than pundits and polls had predicted, the GOP maintained its grip on electoral power in Indiana. The midterm election was the first since the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly […]
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BIG STATEHOUSE WINS FOR REPUBLICANS: Secretary of State-elect Morales and continuing supermajorities in redrawn Senate and House districts
Republicans kept their lock on the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday as Secretary of State nominee Diego Morales (above, center) dashed Democratic hopes of a statewide win and GOP supermajorities remained intact in both the state Senate and House. Republicans also scored statewide wins with U.S. Sen Todd Young winning a second term by easily outpolling Democratic […]
‘MONEY FOLLOWS POWER:’ The totals rolling into Indiana’s race for secretary of state are nearly twice those of recent elections.
The following report was written by Indiana journalists Barb Berggoetz and Steve Hinnefeld for The Indiana Citizen. November 3, 2022 Indiana’s hotly contested and closely watched campaign for secretary of state has drawn more than $2 million in contributions – far more than recent contests for the sometimes overlooked state office. Republican Diego Morales has […]
A CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY: He’s in it to win it – but with just 10% of the vote, Jeffrey Maurer could give Libertarians something they’ve never had in Indiana.
The following profile, the last of three of the candidates for Indiana secretary of state, was written by Indiana journalists Steve Hinnefeld and Barb Berggoetz for The Indiana Citizen. October 20, 2022 Jeffrey Maurer (above) sees a chance to make his mark in his first run for elected office. As a Libertarian running for secretary […]
HE’S CLEAR ON THIS MUCH: Though beset by questions and prone to changing his mind, Diego Morales remains firm in resisting changes aimed at increasing voter turnout.
The following profile, the second of three of the candidates for Indiana secretary of state, was written by Indiana journalists Barb Berggoetz and Steve Hinnefeld for The Indiana Citizen. October 17, 2022 Diego Morales (above) calls himself a living example of the American dream, a conservative Christian guided by his faith and a proud, successful […]
‘A BIT OF A LINE TO WALK:’ A Democrat with a rare shot at breaking the GOP win streak, Destiny Wells sounds a note of caution on pushing too aggressively for reform.
The following profile, the first of three of the candidates for Indiana secretary of state, was written by Indiana journalists Steve Hinnefeld and Barb Berggoetz for The Indiana Citizen. October 14, 2022 Destiny Scott Wells (above) might have the ideal resume for someone running for statewide office in Indiana. At 38, she’s a veteran of […]
FROM THE INDIANA CITIZEN: 11 QUESTIONS FOR THE NEXT SECRETARY OF STATE — AND HOW THE CANDIDATES ANSWERED
More than in most midterm election years, you’ve probably been hearing about the candidates for secretary of state in Indiana. You’re probably hearing more than a few questions – directed primarily at the Republican nominee, Diego Morales, over his portrayal of his military service, allegations of inappropriate conduct toward women in his past and his […]
YOUR MOST IMPORTANT CHOICE ON THE 2022 BALLOT? AN OFFICE ‘AT THE VERY HEART OF OUR DEMOCRACY’
To launch our coverage of Indiana’s election of a new secretary of state, the following report was written by Indiana journalists Barb Berggoetz and Steve Hinnefeld for The Indiana Citizen. Sept. 20, 2022 Indiana will elect a new secretary of state in November as a fresh spotlight glares on these once-obscure offices across the nation – […]
WE’RE DEAD LAST: Study calls Indiana’s campaign finance laws the weakest in the nation
When it comes to transparency and the regulation of contributions to political campaigns, Indiana ranks last in the nation, according to a first-ever analysis by the nonpartisan Coalition for Integrity. The nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C. ranked states based on 10 criteria for its State Campaign Finance Index 2022, and Indiana scored a 38.33 […]
Sheila Kennedy commentary: A down-ballot threat
A recent article from Time Magazine highlighted yet another threat to American democracy–and this particular threat is especially worrisome, because it involves political contests that voters rarely focus on. In our highly polarized era, most voters no longer split their tickets, and few even bother to look “down ballot”–beyond the more publicized races to local contests. That […]