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Morning Digest: Another blow for Mike Pence: His Democratic challenger outraises him

Indiana GOP Gov. Mike Pence Leading Off: • IN-Gov: In an unexpected bit of news, former state House Speaker John Gregg managed to raised more money than GOP Gov. Mike Pence in the first six months of the year, $1.76 million to $1.63 million. Show More Summary

INDIANA: GOP Indianapolis Mayor Serves As Grand Marshal For Pride Parade

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

At the height of Indiana's ugly RFRA battle, it was GOP Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard who stepped forward as the bill's most prominent opponent. Yesterday he served as grand marshal of Indy Pride.

Hey Indiana GOP: You Can’t “Fix” the RFRA

Indiana Republicans, hoping to shutdown the national firestorm of controversy over their state’s newly enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act, are moving to amend the law. But here’s the problem: their proposed “fix” plays right into the arguments of the law’s opponents. Show More Summary

INDIANA: GOP Lawmakers Add LGBT Non-Discrimination Language To RFRA

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Indianapolis Star: Indiana Republicans said Thursday morning that they are presenting an addition to the controversial RFRA legislation that will make it clear no one will "be able to discriminate against anyone at any time."...Show More Summary

INDIANA: GOP Legislators Propose RFRA Deal With Limited LGBT Protections

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Indiana GOP leaders are vetting a proposed RFRA change that would clarify that private businesses may not discriminate against LGBT citizens on the basis of religious beliefs. Via the Indianapolis Star: A copy of the language obtained by The Indianapolis Star was being presented to Gov. Show More Summary

INDIANA: GOP Indy Mayor Calls For LGBT Rights, GOP Reps Work To "Fix" Bill

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

GOP Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard today called for statewide LGBT anti-discrimination protections. Ballard said Monday he is issuing an executive order that anyone who receives money from the city must abide by its human rights ordinance. Show More Summary

Indiana GOP Shocked - SHOCKED - People Think 'Religious Freedom' Law Is Anti-Gay

Spoiler, for those not aware of how the GOP operates: they're not really shocked. They knew exactly what they were doing. In some circles, this tactic is known as "lying." WASHINGTON -- Indiana's Republican leaders said they were shocked, confused and completely caught off-guard by the backlash to their new...

Indiana GOP Leaders Scramble to 'Clarify' Discriminatory 'Religious Freedom' Law, Democrats Call for Full Repeal: VIDEO

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At a press conference Monday, Indiana's GOP leaders attempted to calm the growing backlash against the state over its new "religious freedom" law, CNN reports: Republicans David Long (above left) and Brian Bosma (above right), the state legislature's senate president...

Indiana GOP Leaders Say They're Totally Shocked 'Religious Freedom' Law Is Seen As Anti-Gay

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Indiana's Republican leaders said they were shocked, confused and completely caught off-guard by the backlash to their new "religious freedom" law, telling reporters Monday that they had not expected criticism calling the...Show More Summary

WATCH: Indiana GOP leader admits ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign would be legal in most of the state

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Republican leader in Indiana admitted Monday that discriminating against LGBT people was legal in most of the state — but not because of a new “religious freedom” law. Facing a growing backlash, Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) and House Speaker Brian Bosma...

Will Indiana Republicans Have Another Barnburner US Senate Primary in 2016?

The last two election cycles with a race for the upper legislative chamber have produced rare meaningful primary races for the Indiana GOP.

Coats Of (Up In) Arms

Apparently Indiana GOP Sen. Dan Coats is not running in 2016, meaning there’s an open seat in a Midwest state where Democrats can win a statewide race (the Hoosier State’s other senator is Democrat Joe Donnelly).  That’s the good news. “Today I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the United States Senate,” [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Indiana's Dan Coats quits the Senate a second time

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Retiring Indiana GOP Sen. Dan Coats Leading Off: • IN-Sen: In an unsurprising move, Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana announced on Tuesday that he'd wind down his second tour of duty in the Senate after just a single term, citing his age. Show More Summary

Indiana GOP state senator admits ‘critical thinking’ bill sneaks creationism into public schools

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Republican Indiana state senator is taking advantage of his governor’s decision to withdraw from the Common Core to file a bill that would allow individual teachers to discuss “competing theories” in the classroom without worrying about blowback from the state or school...

Conservative Club for Growth Names New Chief After 2014 Setbacks

After suffering a disappointing year at the ballot box, the Club for Growth on Thursday announced Chris Chocola is retiring at year’s end and will be replaced by fellow former Indiana GOP Rep. David McIntosh.

Indiana GOP Candidate: ‘No One Has The Guts To Just Let The Poor Wither And Die’

Indiana House candidate John Johnston made the denigrating remarks on the social media site, where he said, “No one has the guts to just let them [the poor] wither and die.”

Richard Mourdock to Indiana GOP Convention: Obama Is Turning the US Into Nazi Germany

The Republican state treasurer of Indiana brings us today's Great Moment in Republican Rebranding: Richard Mourdock Says Nation Going Way of Hitler's Nazi Germany. FORT WAYNE - Reaction ranged from anger to shock to befuddlement after Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock compared the nation's direction to Hitler's Nazi Germany during a...

The Indiana GOP Platform is (Once Again) Anti-Gay Marriage

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Delegates at the Indiana Republican Party Convention in Fort Wayne over the weekend overwhelmingly approved a party platform opposing gay marriage – a mere two years after the state GOP chose to (temporarily) remove the anti-gay language in an attempt...

Indiana GOP Debating Whether to Bring Back Party Platform Supporting ‘Traditional’ Marriage

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Well that didn’t last long… Just two years after Indiana Republicans chose to dial back opposition to same-sex marriage in the party’s platform, state GOP delegates are already considering a reinsertion of the anti-gay plank. Lafayette Journal & Courier reports:...

Indiana GOP State Senator Mike Delph: 'Gays Don't Fight Fair'

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Indiana State Senator and Tea Party member Mike Delph was disappointed by the failed measure to get a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions on his state’s 2014 ballot. The contentious amendment, known as HJR-3, died in February...

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