Most of the sparring was over terms like “establishment candidate” and “career politician:”
Both Republican and Democratic candidates will have to spend time in Indiana before its May 3rd primary – the only presidential primary that week.
Officials say the upcoming presidential primaries led to a vast increase in the amount of voter registrations in certain counties in the past week.
Some states require voter signatures, some charge a filing fee. Indiana only requires signatures, but it lies on the more restrictive side of that spectrum.
The Indiana Election Commission will hold a Challenge Hearing Friday in which all challenges for state and national seat ballot appearances are on the agenda.
Democrats claim Young doesn’t have the required number of signatures to be on the ballot and Stutzman is joining the challenge.
State GOP Chairman Eric Holcomb and Representatives Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young began defining themselves for their audience.
Straight ticket allows voting for all members of one party with a single box on a ballot. A group of lawmakers is trying to end the practice for a second year.
The ceremony was held at the Bloomington City Council Chambers, where there was standing room only.
Indiana’s Democratic Party Chairman John Zody's formal inquiry centered on one of Pence’s staff members.