Indiana House Republicans are working with a national GOP redistricting attorney as they prepare to redraw the state’s legislative district lines.

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Indiana House Republicans refused to debate a redistricting reform proposal Thursday, using legislative procedure to block an amendment from House Democrats.


Earlier this week the Cass County Republican Party voted to censure GOP Congressman Fred Upton who has represented Southwest Michigan in the House of Representatives for decades. 

Upton voted earlier this month to remove Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from her House Committee assignments.

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House Republicans approved a new, two-year, $36 billion budget Monday they say boosts education and helps businesses recover from the pandemic.

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Indiana House Republicans want to spend at least $65 million less on traditional K-12 schools in their state budget plan than Gov. Eric Holcomb proposed.



A Michigan county Republican party is censuring GOP Congressman Fred Upton for voting to impeach former President Trump.  

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Indiana House Republicans plan to make a lot of one-time investments in the 2021 session to address their top legislative priorities, while Senate Republicans' 2021 agenda is tightly focused on fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn't saying whether he supports efforts by some fellow Republicans in Congress to challenge Joe Biden’s election victory over President Donald Trump. Holcomb, who was Vice President Mike Pence’s hand-picked successor as Indiana governor, said Tuesday he wasn’t taking a stand on the Electoral College vote challenge that has support from Indiana Sen. Mike Braun and at least two of the state’s seven Republican U.S. House members. Holcomb says “It’s up to them what they do." Indiana Republican Sen.

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Indiana House Republicans expanded their supermajority in the 2020 election, going from 67 seats to 71. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the caucus will change how it governs.

Indiana Presidential Electors Award Trump, Pence 11 Votes

Dec 14, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's 11 representatives to the Electoral College unanimously cast their votes Monday for President Donald Trump. The ceremonial voting process was held in the State House Chamber and took just five minutes. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson presided over the meeting. Presidential electors across the country began casting the votes that will formally choose Joe Biden as the nation's next president Monday morning. The Trump-Pence ticket was favored by 487,103 more Indiana voters at the Nov.

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UNDATED (AP) — A coalition of activist groups is making a new push against what it called partisan gerrymandering by Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature. Coalition leaders said Monday they would form a citizens commission that will hold virtual town hall meetings and propose new voting districts to the General Assembly before lawmakers approve new congressional and legislative district maps next year using 2020 Census information.

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Republicans strengthened their grip on the Indiana House of Representatives in the 2020 election. The final Statehouse races were called Thursday.

Indiana Republicans are gathering in person for an Election Night event in Indianapolis. 

You can watch it live via Facebook here.

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — Republican officials have denounced a Facebook posting by one of the party’s Indiana congressional candidates about white supremacy. The posting on candidate Mark Leyva’s Facebook page has a photo of a white woman with the phrase: “Know the warning signs of white supremacy.” The post says those include full time-employment, literacy and no criminal record. Leyva is a longshot candidate in northwestern Indiana’s heavily Democratic 1st District against Democratic nominee Frank Mrvan.

Michigan GOP Spent $542K To Challenge Whitmer's Orders

Oct 6, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature have spent about $542,000 suing Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her use of emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate and House released the figure to a liberal group, Progress Michigan, last week. It was the same day the state Supreme Court ruled against the governor in a similar lawsuit to the Legislature’s. The Whitmer administration has quickly reinstituted a mask requirement and gathering limits under a law that's not an issue in the legal challenges.

Former GOP Indiana Lieutenant Governor Endorses Biden

Sep 26, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Indiana Republican stalwart John Mutz has gone public with his opposition to President Donald Trump, saying in a newspaper column that he'll vote for Democrat Joe Biden. Mutz was Indiana’s lieutenant governor for eight years in the 1980s before losing the 1988 governor’s race to Democrat Evan Bayh. The 84-year-old Mutz is most prominent Indiana Republican to publicly rebuke Trump.

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Hoosiers across the state are receiving unsolicited absentee ballot applications in the mail from the Indiana Democratic and Republican parties.

Trump Heads To Michigan Amid Woodward Book Fallout

Sep 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was trying to move past revelations that he was determined to play down the threat of the coronavirus as he headed for a rally in battleground Michigan Thursday. But the president was facing renewed pushback from local leaders worried that his rallies are growing in size and flouting public health guidelines intended to halt the spread of the virus. This week, the state of Nevada became the first to scuttle Trump’s plans for rallies initially set for Las Vegas and Reno. Michigan’s Democratic Gov.

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Republicans leaders in the Legislature Wednesday asked the Michigan Supreme Court to rule that Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s has abused her emergency powers to address COVID-19.

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State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) announced Monday he is retiring after 30 years in the legislature. He said he will step down on Nov. 4.

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Last night at the GOP National Convention, former Notre Dame Football Coach Lou Holtz spoke in support of President Trump. Today, the President of Notre Dame has issued a statement on what Holtz had to say.

Here is a portion of Rev. John Jenkins comments:

“While Coach Lou Holtz is a former coach at Notre Dame, his use of the University’s name at the Republican National Convention must not be taken to imply that the University endorses his views, any candidate or any political party."

Follow live updates and analysis of the Republican National Convention, where the party is set to formally nominate President Trump as its presidential nominee. Live coverage begins at 9pm. You can also listen live on 88.1 WVPE. 


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At a remote, video meeting of the Indiana Election Commission Friday, Republicans again rejected an attempt to expand vote-by-mail for this year’s general election.

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Former Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) is officially leaving his Statehouse seat at the end of this month.


Former Secretary of State Todd Rokita is the Indiana Republican Party’s nominee for attorney general.

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The four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for attorney general made pitches to state party delegates Thursday in a virtual convention broadcast. The in-person convention was canceled this year due to COVID-19.

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DETROIT (AP) — The governor of Michigan has won a high-stakes challenge by Republican lawmakers who sued over her authority to declare emergencies and order sweeping restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. A judge says a 1945 law cited by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer can be used and is not limited to regional emergencies. The lawsuit from the House and Senate grew out of frustration with Whitmer’s one-size strategy to stop the spread of the coronavirus. People have been told to stay home, and businesses have been shut down. Whitmer has been easing the restrictions.

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The Indiana Republican Party’s 2020 state convention will be virtual. The party officially announced the change Tuesday, in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.

Michigan Legislature Sues To Block Whitmer's Virus Orders

May 6, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Legislature has sued Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, asking a judge to declare invalid and unenforceable her stay-at-home order and other measures issued to combat the coronavirus. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, says a 1945 law giving the governor broad emergency powers governs local, not statewide, declarations like one in place since March. The suit also says a 1976 law gives Whitmer emergency authority only for a limited period that expired.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Senate are urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to lift her five-week-old ban on nonessential medical and dental procedures, saying the decision to resume should be left to hospitals and health providers. Tuesday's resolution is the latest move by Republicans pushing the Democrat to ease restrictions she adopted to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Whitmer, who says social distancing is saving lives, wants legislators to extend an emergency declaration by 28 days.