Political Notebook

  • Hoosiers asked to help make Indiana more competitive
    The Indiana Department of Revenue on Monday released a report of ideas and recommendations generated at the Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference in June.
  • Stutzman’s wife on ‘19 Kids’
    Christy Stutzman, wife of Congressman Marlin Stutzman, made a surprise appearance last Tuesday night on the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting.
  • Voters forum set for Saturday
    The Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links Inc., a non-profit women's service organization, will present a voter education and engagement forum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2 oppose Stutzman in primary

U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman has two challengers for the Republican nomination in Indiana's 3rd District.

Mark William Baringer filed his candidacy with the Indiana secretary of state's office on Friday, the deadline for candidates to declare for the May 6 Republican and Democratic primary elections. Political Notebook was unable to reach Baringer for information about him. Stutzman, a LaGrange County farmer seeking his third full term in Congress, and James Mahoney III of Huntington filed their candidacies earlier. Candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 3rd District are Justin Kuhnle of Kendallville, Jim Redmond of Auburn and Tommy Schrader of Fort Wayne.