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May 07 2024

‘CIVIC DUTY’: Hoosier voters in House District 24 share strong opinions on primary elections, including crossover voting campaign

Dwight Adams The Indiana Citizen May 7, 2024 Foreboding skies and an intermittent raindrop didn’t dissuade voters from entering the Sheridan Community Center in northern Hamilton County to cast their ballot in the Indiana primary for 2024. It’s located in House District 24, w “...”

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May 06 2024

ELECTION IMBALANCE: Billboards urging crossover voting another sign of Republican dominance in Indiana

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 6, 2024   Seven billboards that have popped up across Indiana in advance of the May primary show just how dominant the Republican Party has become in the Hoosier state.   The outdoor placards, an initiative of ReCenter Indiana “...”

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May 06 2024

VOTING DAY 2024: Here’s what to know about casting a ballot in the Indiana primary election

    Primary election day in Indiana is Tuesday, May 7, when eligible voters can go to their local polling place and cast a ballot for the candidates of their choice. Below are some answers to last-minute questions you may have about the who, what, when, where and how of “...”

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May 02 2024

‘POLITICIANS AS PEOPLE’: Veterans of presidential campaigns share stories at Benjamin Harrison site event

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen May 2, 2024   As preparations were underway for Ronald Reagan’s speech to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in February 1982, word was sent that the president would want a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice before he “...”

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April 24 2024

CHILD CREDIT: Expanding Child Tax Credit seen as helping low-income families, communities thrive

By Marilyn Odendahl

The Indiana Citizen April 24, 2024 Even though federal legislation that would expand the child tax credit appears stalled in the U.S. Senate, family advocates in Indiana remain hopeful the bill will pass and low-income households will gain some financial breathing room that can l “...”

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April 19 2024

JACKSON ELECTED: Indianapolis City-County councilor to fill late Sen. Breaux’s legislative seat

La Keisha Jackson will be sworn into the Indiana General Assembly on April 24. (Photo/Indiana Black Legislative Caucus) Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen April 19, 2024 The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus is welcoming La Keisha Jackson to the Indiana General Assembly, saying “...”

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April 19 2024

ELECTION CONFUSION: Critic calls AG Rokita letter asserting DOJ threat to state sovereignty ‘a waste of time’

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen April 19, 2024 Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has called the U.S. Department of Justice’s effort to uphold voting rights a threat to state sovereignty, but Common Cause Indiana says Rokita is just stoking election falsehoods for pol “...”

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April 16 2024

INNS story: Virtual ballot goes live to inform Hoosiers

The Indiana Citizen reports more than 8,700 candidates are running in the May 7, 2024, primary. (Photo/Pexels.com) This story was originally published by Indiana News Service (INNS), part of the Public News Service network. By Joe Ulery, producer Indiana News Service April 16, 20 “...”

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April 16 2024

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS: Benjamin Harrison site offers behind-the-scenes look at races for the White House

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen April 16, 2024   To start the fourth year of its “Off the Record” discussions, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will take a look at the inner workings of presidential campaigns.   “Off the Record: Blazing the Campaign “...”

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January 12 2024

DIVERSITY GROWING: Leadership programs for Republicans and Democrats show success in Indiana elections

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen January 12, 2024 Tiffanie Ditlevson knew how to reassure her constituent. Ditlevson had knocked on a front door as part of her campaign for Fishers City Council in 2023 and when the man inside said, “hello” – but kept the door closed “...”