Many Democrats saw the U.S. attorney as a promising candidate for several possible positions, including Indianapolis mayor, governor and U.S. Senator.
The former Indiana House speaker had planned on being the Democratic Party's gubernatorial nominee in the next election.
As the first Democrat in nearly four decades to become state superintendent, Ritz must navigate the tricky politics of the GOP-controlled statehouse.
Unions remain supportive of President Obama’s re-election campaign, but they are not supporting Democrats as reliably as they used to.
Increasing frustration from Democrats mean Pat Bauer could be replaced as the head of the state's party.
Democrats called on their constituents Saturday at the state convention to get out the vote for November's elections.
Four election staff members have been accused of forging signatures on Democratic ballots in 2008.
Senator Richard Lugar is continuing to battle Treasurer Richard Mourdock for the Republican nomination.
House Democrats refused to attend a 1:30 p.m. session called today. They are in caucus with no sign of coming out.
Democrats say the Republican's plan to push for right-to-work legislation will drive down wages.