Political Notebook

  • Donnelly stumping for Democratic candidates
    Sen. Joe Donnelly in recent days endorsed David Kolbe in Indiana House District 22, traveled to Iowa to stump for U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley and joined state House District 81 candidate Thad Gerardot for a campaign appearance in downtown
  • Coats, Donnelly donate to campaigns
    Neither of Indiana’s U.S. senators is on the election ballot this year, but that hasn’t stopped them from dipping into their campaign war chests.
  • Boland pledges to donate salary to community
    If elected, Democratic State Treasurer candidate Mike Boland would donate his salary to the community.

Jindal to keynote state GOP fall dinner

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will keynote the 2013 Indiana Republican Party Fall Dinner on Nov. 25.

"Governor Bobby Jindal is a shining example that Republican ideas can, and do, work," said State Party Chairman Tim Berry. "He has cut taxes, implemented new ethics reforms and, as a nationally recognized health care expert, helps lead the way in the fight against Obamacare.

"Furthermore, as a former member of Congress and current governor, Bobby Jindal is in a unique position, just like Governor Mike Pence, to understand the contrast between the dysfunctional Washington led by President Barack Obama and states that work like Indiana and Louisiana."

Jindal joins Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the latest high profile guest to visit with Hoosier Republicans. In 2011, the Indiana Republican Party hosted Herman Cain, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Texas governor Rick Perry as part of its presidential candidate forums. In addition, it held events with Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Guests in 2012 included Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

Additional details will come soon.