Elections http://wfpl.org en Congressman Todd Young's Vietnam Veteran Ad Wins National Award http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-todd-youngs-vietnam-veteran-ad-wins-national-award <p>A campaign TV ad aired by Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young won the <span>Reed</span> <span>Award</span> for Best Republican Congressional Candidate Ad during the 2012 election cycle.</p><p>From Young's office:</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:48:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3792 at http://wfpl.org Congressman Todd Young's Campaign Ad Nominated for National Award http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-todd-youngs-campaign-ad-nominated-national-award <p>A television ad aired by Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young's campaign last fall has been nominated for two national awards.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.thereedawards.com/pages/the-2013-reed-awards-finalists">Reed Awards recognize excellence in campaign management</a>, political consulting and political design across dozens of categories.</p><p>Young's ad focusing on his effort to get the name of David "Larry" Deckard inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall have been nominated for <i>Best Republican Congressional Candidate Ad</i> and <i>Best Television Advertisement of 2012</i>.</p><div>Watch (again): Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:31:01 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3444 at http://wfpl.org Congressman Todd Young's Campaign Ad Nominated for National Award The Election is Long Gone, but What Do the Result Mean Going Forward? http://wfpl.org/post/election-long-gone-what-do-result-mean-going-forward <p>Jasmine Farrier, a political science professor for the University of Louisville, will speak about the "enduring impact of a presidential election" <a href="http://www.filsonhistorical.org/programs-and-publications/lectures-and-events.aspx#The Enduring Impact">at noon Tuesday at the Filson Historical Society. </a>Farrier talked recently to WFPL's Jonathan Bastian.</p><p>"Every single person in the House won their election they do not necessarily see the need for political compromise that the rest of us see," Farrier&nbsp;said.</p><p>Listen to the rest below:</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:01:27 +0000 Brad Yost 2775 at http://wfpl.org The Election is Long Gone, but What Do the Result Mean Going Forward? Young Opens Offices to Toys for Tots Campaign http://wfpl.org/post/young-opens-offices-toys-tots-campaign <p>Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young is opening his offices in Jeffersonville and Bloomington as drop off locations for the <a href="http://www.toysfortots.org/">U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots</a> campaign.</p><p>From Young's office:</p><blockquote><p>"As someone who served in the Marine Corps, I'm excited to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in their Toys for Tots Program," Young said in a news release. "Especially in tough economic times, this is a great way to ensure that children around the district have a memorable Christmas."</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2718 at http://wfpl.org Republicans Keep The House; Democrats To Retain Senate http://wfpl.org/post/republicans-keep-house-democrats-retain-senate Republicans have easily maintained their hold on the House, while missteps from Tea Party favorites helped Democrats retain a majority in the Senate.<p>That means the two chambers of Congress remain deeply divided, with prospects for agreement on such big-ticket items as deficits, tax rates and climate change unclear.<p>In the House, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, gloried in his party's victory — and laid down a marker. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:48:56 +0000 Carrie Johnson 2388 at http://wfpl.org Republicans Keep The House; Democrats To Retain Senate Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term http://wfpl.org/post/obama-wins-re-election Americans elected Barack Obama to a second term Tuesday, with the president capturing or on the verge of winning all of the key states that had been at the center of his hard-fought campaign against Republican Mitt Romney.<p>"Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you," Obama said early Wednesday at a speech before thousands of supporters in Chicago. "I have learned from you. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:52:51 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2384 at http://wfpl.org Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term GOP Candidate Pence Elected Indiana Governor http://wfpl.org/post/gop-candidate-pence-elected-indiana-governor <p>Republican Mike Pence has been elected governor of Indiana.&nbsp;</p><p>Pence is a current six-term U.S. Congressman who represents the district east of Indianapolis. He ran against former Indiana House speaker John Gregg, a Democrat, and Libertarian Rupert Boneham, who was once a contestant on the reality show “Survivor.”</p><p>The race was tighter than initially expected, with Gregg and Pence virtually neck-in-neck all evening.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 03:10:47 +0000 Erica Peterson 2377 at http://wfpl.org GOP Candidate Pence Elected Indiana Governor Clark Defeats Thieneman in District 37 Senate Race http://wfpl.org/post/clark-defeats-thieneman-district-37-senate-race <p>Kentucky state Senator Perry Clark, a Democrat, has been reelected to the District 37 seat in southwest Louisville.</p><p>Clark beat Republican challenger Chris Thieneman with 58 percent of the vote. Thieneman outspent Clark in the race, but was plagued in the last weeks of his campaign with a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/judge-wont-rule-thieneman-eligibility-until-after-election" target="_blank">lawsuit that questioned his residency. </a>With Clark’s win, the lawsuit is essentially rendered moot, and Clark says he’s confident he would have won even without the legal challenge.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 02:42:10 +0000 Erica Peterson 2376 at http://wfpl.org Clark Defeats Thieneman in District 37 Senate Race What Did You Just Vote For? About That Soil and Water Conservation District... http://wfpl.org/post/what-did-you-just-vote-about-soil-and-water-conservation-district <p>If you’ve already voted, you may have been confused by the lineup of men vying for the position of Supervisor in the <a href="http://www.jeffcd.org/index.cfm?i=1" target="_blank">Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District</a>. You aren’t alone.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:28:27 +0000 Erica Peterson 2365 at http://wfpl.org How Will Today's Election Affect Energy, Environment Issues? http://wfpl.org/post/how-will-todays-election-affect-energy-environment-issues <p>The National Journal <a href="http://energy.nationaljournal.com/2012/11/election-2012-whats-at-stake-f.php?comments=expandall#comments" target="_blank">has compiled responses</a> from several environmentalists, businesspeople and politicians about what energy issues are at stake in today's election. Here are a few excerpts.</p><p><a href="http://energy.nationaljournal.com/2012/11/election-2012-whats-at-stake-f.php#2261042" target="_blank">Former Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope: </a></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:05:07 +0000 Erica Peterson 2358 at http://wfpl.org