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Reader Question: Has an Indiana governor ever lost a primary?

Not technically, but one sitting Governor wasn’t renominated by his party at their state convention. Find out who in this article.

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Hoosiers to Know: John Brademas

In Indiana, John Brademas may be best known for saving South Bend after Studebaker closed. Nationally, he’s known for being one of the most influential people in 20th Century education policy.

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Holding Congressional elections after the start of Congress

From 1831 until 1851, Indiana held Congressional elections five months after the official start of Congress…but they weren’t the only state to do so.

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A time when party affiliation didn’t matter

From 1816 to 1832, Indiana politicians didn’t use party labels. Here’s the reason why.

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Hoosiers to Know: Charlie Halleck

Serving in Congress for nearly 34 years, Charlie Halleck climbed the ranks to serve as U.S. House Majority Leader. He’s better known, though, for serving as loyal opposition to the JFK and LBJ White Houses as House Minority Leader.

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