2008 Howey Political Report

 

Date

Headline Article

Keywords / Descriptors

File Name

1/4/2008

Obama's ''definitive moment'' of change

Obama wins stirring victory in Iowa, also this issue, Iowa caucus coverage

HPR1420.pdf

1/10/2008

The coming of 7th CD Dem donnybrook

Democrats eyeing power in 7th CD, also this issue, Clinton wins New Hampshire caucus

HPR1421.pdf

1/17/2008

Daniels Bayh head 2008 top 50

HPR's top 50 most influential in the statehouse

HPR1422.pdf

1/24/2008

Remember that war over there?

Candidates grading 'D- to F+' on Iraq; Jobs; Obama vs. Bill, as Sen. McCain surges; The Peterson defeat; Little hysteria after Rules snuffs repeal; key reform votes up;

HPR1423.pdf

1/31/2008

JLT talks jobs, taxes and reform

JLT talks jobs, taxes, and campaign plans; Daniels class over jobs; frosty reception for governor at county confab; I was about to zing Schellinger and then Tim Jeffers called; Eric's revenue and an accusation of Sen. Long's 'abuse of power'; Lugar surveys Iraq complexities for the next president;

HPR1424.pdf

2/7/2008

An Indiana primary that matters!

Democratic primary: How ugly will it get?; Indiana's tax revolution coming to education; Still no word from the Schellinger campaign

HPR1425.pdf

2/14/2008

Angst and the Daniels Revolution: Cities, Counties balk but Governor presses reform

IU's crack addiction; HPI Interview: Sen. Evan Bayh on presidential race; Insert the Alamo here; Lugar dispenses energy advice to presidential candidates via Prius; Evan Bayh's Hillary predicament; Hoosier blogger takes aim at McCain; Daniels embraces Kernan-Shepard; Horse Race: the Dem Phony War; Mary Ann Sullivan's improbably win

HPR1426.pdf

2/29/2008

7th CD special could be a wild ride

21st Century Whigs; Taxes are toys for legislators; Now that's entertainment (Cleveland State Univ. presidential debate)

HPR1428.pdf

3/6/2008

Clinton-Obama Hoosier Showdown

Hillary wins in Texas, Ohio sets the stage for intense May 6 primary showdown; About that recession; Dream ticket is Evan Bayh's nightmare; Holes in House GOP recruiting class has dampened prospects; Delphi's outreach on immigration spurned

HPR1429.pdf

3/13/2008

Act 2 awaits Rep. Andre Carson

Orentlichers; Mays & Myers cue up for May primary; Obama vs. Big 10; What we learned from first two '08 elections; Gov. Daniels gets his priorities right with academic proposal

HPR1430.pdf

3/21/2008

Daniels: Tax substance 'decisive'

Says tax reforms, Major Moves making state recession ready; Last Swing State: Clinton (Bayh) & Obama hit Indiana; Obama and Clinton: Come to Indy on April 4; HPI interview with Gov. Daniels; Trending rot will imperil tax reforms; The Democratic dilemma

HPR1431.pdf

3/27/2008

Bayh goes to (Electoral) College

New case for Hillary nomination is a curious twist in the logic; Bauer facing Dem heat?; Daniels invites 'anvil' to Muncie, Michigan City; Obama endorsed by 25 Indiana legislators; It took a year, but Schellinger begins to talk public policy; Rep. Hill voting with GOP, but will still be tethered to leadership; 2008 Indiana Governor: Daniels TV begins Easter; Parsing the county population figures

HPR1432.pdf

4/3/2008

Hamilton: Obama creates unity

Former congressman's endorsement could shift Southern Indiana; Gov's race fully enjoined; Hoosier House freshman face super dilemma; Welcome to Indiana, home of the veeps; Race ads have been effective in the past; It's not the jobs, it's the money, stupid

HPR1433.pdf

4/10/2008

Clinton, Obama in a Hoosier zone

Presidential candidates connecting with the people; A shunted primary; Woody Myers: From the junction of medicine, business & politics; Rexford's crazy village; National, local problems have same source

HPR1434.pdf

4/17/2008

Under the hood of Clinton-Obama

Hillary's Indiana campaign planning on the fly with Bayh; Time running out for the Schellinger campaign; Obama seeks Hoosier hearts from the heart; Obama, a nexus and message and technology; Can we handle Obama's truth?

HPR1435.pdf

4/24/2008

Obama lures Hoosiers with change

The earth shakes while political 'under current' comes to Indiana; Hillary at crisis point: what to expect in Indiana; A final hand is dealt in the Thompson-Schellinger race; Economic responsibility is easily misplaced

HPR1436.pdf

4/29/2008

GOP may decide Clinton-Obama

Howey-Gauge Poll has presidential race too close to call; JLT has big lead; Burton-Carson favored; When in doubt here in Indiana, play basketball; Beer-drinkin', gun-ownin' pickup truck drivin'…

HPR1437.pdf

5/1/2008

Obama seeks beyond distractions

Candidate talks of energy, Sen. Lugar and GOP support; HPI analysis: Clinton-Obama race see-saws; Interview with Obama; Bayh, Parker put the squeeze on Democrat county chairs; With Hill's endorsement, Obama gets Blue Dog nod

HPR1438.pdf

5/8/2009

The Hoosier Glass Ceiling Shatters

Clinton, JLT forge historic victories; Wright, Rush & race in wake of Hillary's tiny win; Bayh talks of Hillary and the math ahead; Steely JLT withstands Schellinger late charge; Thompson should seize control of the party; 3 Hoosier undecided super delegates back in the light; Rep. Hill backed the winner (and the loser) on Tuesday

HPR1439.pdf

5/22/2008

Daniels, Kernan reforms attacked

Sen. Waterman independent bid, attorney general race could change ' 08 dynamic; 'Say it ain't so, joe; Republican attorney general race appears too close to call; HPI tracks 13 races and finds odds against GOP; Hoosiers can really change the world;

HPR1440.pdf

6/5/2008

Daniels to GOP: 'We cannot fail'

Governor challenges party as Waterman, Zoeller subplots fly; Recount redux; Parsing the gubernatorial, congressional races; Barack Obama completes a great American upset; How will history treat President (G.W.) Bush?; After 2 Howey-Gauge Polls and 2 elections, how did we do?

HPR1441.pdf

6/12/2008

Can Barack Obama carry Indiana?

With or without Evan Bayh, yes he can; Lugar, Obama & McCain; Rating 6 Hoosiers in the '08 veepstakes; Oxley, Fernandez in talks with JLT, sources say; The preposterous ticket of Waterman-Jehl; Viewing the tax revolution from Kokomo City Hall; The Mitch & Jill Twins

HPR1442.pdf

6/19/2008

Thompson-Oxley seeking unity

Waterman-Jehl look for a 'miriade' while Daniels picks up key RTL nod; Daniels' Iraq calculus; Elrod, Miller boost House GOP, but some unfilled holes, too; There will be blood between Obama, McCain on energy; Republicans to the Arctic!; Candidates avoid the global skills challenge

HPR1443.pdf

6/24/2008

JLT labors under the unity façade

UAW, Schellinger don't join Jill's Convention confab; Back home again with Jill; It's not just the economy, stupid; Chairman O'Connor to bow out; A retrospective on Clinton, Obama and the Hoosier pivot point; new era of campaigning

HPR1444.pdf

7/10/2008

Untraditional: Daniels vs. Thompson

Governor gearing up for final campaign, expects a windfall of policy to impact politics; Uneven jobs growth; Thompson campaign's refrain: 'It's only July'; JLT talks about her campaign, labor and the economy; Between Bayh and Biden?; 'Toxic' GOP brand may not hit CD campaigns; Obama to play in Indiana

HPR1445.pdf

7/17/2008

Veepstakes into security wonk fest

Obama, Bayh, Nunn weigh life and death issues at Purdue forum; Jill's election history; A look inside Obama's Indiana campaign; 23 Indiana House races in play in HPI analysis; On the road again with the toll road critics; Tully had a different take

HPR1446.pdf

7/24/2008

Caution delivers Bayh to the cusp

Decade in Senate brings few risks, but reputation as bipartisan centrist; Jill's SEIU 'blank check'; Montagano takes aim at Souder with more $$; Campaign report is good news for JLT

HPR1447.pdf

7/31/2008

Municipal tax revolution arrives

Cities, counties grapple with caps as Zionsville & townships talk merger; Quayle, Bayh & veeping; Thompson never caught the jobs irony; Missing elements of leadership: Obama and the New York elites; Gov race 'softball'; Daniels isn't to blame for Monaco, GM

HPR1448.pdf

8/7/2008

Obama-Bayh: The Audition

Jill Long Thompson, John McCain, Mitch Daniels, Elkhart, Joe Donnelly

HPR1501.pdf

8/21/2008

Going for Barack in river corridor

health care, Indy parks, John Edwards

HPR1502.pdf

8/29/2008

Aggressive Obama aims at McCain

Sarah Palin, Evan Bayh

HPR1503.pdf

9/4/2008

Howey-Gauge: Prez Barnburner

Barack Obama

HPR1504.pdf

9/11/2008

Midnight in the media garden

Jill Long Thompson, mortgage, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Joe Biden

HPR1505.pdf

9/18/2008

Shovel ready: U.S. 31 dividend

Mitch Daniels, Yogi Berra

HPR1506.pdf

9/25/2008

From Hope to Fear & Loathing

Mike Sodrel

HPR1507.pdf

10/2/2008

Raging river runs through IN

Polls all over the map, bailout, & Obama vote add to dramatic October; JLT & Lazarus; Profiles in courage?; Answers, not charm; Gubernatorial poll rollercoaster continues; Wendell Willkie's Elwood; Horning doth protest

HPR1508.pdf

10/9/2008

JLT's 'bizarre' opportunity

Financial meltdown giving the Democrat a change at victory; Decisions & info; JLT poised to pull off upset?; Obama returns to Indiana for homestretch; Will white voters back Barack Obama?; Gov. Sixpack (wink-wink); Indiana congressional roundup finds 2 races; Behind the curtain

HPR1509.pdf

10/16/2008

JLT presses her investment war

With little money for TV, she takes aim at Major Moves; Lake in fraud crosshairs; The less you see JLT, the more you like her; McCain started fast, then emotion took over (debate); Sarah Palin, you're not Dan Quayle; Souder is nervous; McCain has to take one for the team

HPR1510.pdf

10/23/2008

As wave builds, Souder confident

But Obama-inspired turnout is the 'wild card'; Polls all over the map; Joe the Plumber, Turning Indiana blue; Indiana jobless rates are highly variable; Daniels' Major Move

HPR1511.pdf

10/28/2008

Howey-Gauge: Blowouts & Burners

Daniels has 31% lead; McCain up 2% over Obama; Rep. Souder losing to Montagano; Gauging Daniels era; Can Obama win Indiana?; So what should you do with your money now?; Obama's ground game

HPR1512.pdf

11/3/2008

Final forecast for an epic election

Obama, Daniels, Montagano, Dem House victories; Focus on Indiana

HPR1513.pdf

11/6/2008

Obama, Daniels redouble change

Historic 2008 election turns Indiana blue, but also brings status quo; The Arc of Abraham; HPI Forecast: a B+? (on presidential election); JLT repeated history and doomed the ticket; The Tina effect; Big change in the Big 10 states

HPR1514.pdf

11/13/2008

The Obama 'landslide' impact

Bulen Symposium weighs the shifts in demographic, media; As GM goes…; A Republican role model amidst the common man; Hill coasts on youth vote; The Donnelly juggernaut; Rushing into the Obama 'white guilt' factor

HPR1515.pdf

11/24/2008

Indiana's death knell or phoenix?

As Hoosiers gather for Thanksgiving, our past and future at crossroads; 2008 Turkey Awards; Lugar discusses Big 3, Wall Street bailouts; Goodnight says Big 3 'must' get bridge loan; Rainy days coming to the Indiana Legislature; Recession questions; It's 3 a.m., Sec. Clinton

HPR1516.pdf

12/4/2008

New urgency on WMD front

Roemer, Lugar renew warnings on terror in the homeland; CIA speculation; Cap slide in Muncie; Obama's team of rivals; Daniels meets Obama; Recession questions; Bauer names House committee chairs

HPR1517.pdf

12/11/2008

Big 3, Indiana twisting, twisting…

Fluid, chaotic,' Senate vote; State in for big impact; Personal for Donnelly; Dumezich ponders a challenge to Sen. Bayh; McVey eyes Dan Burton; Criteria for economic development unclear; Bosma announces House leadership, committees; Biggest Hoosier social event in Chicago

HPR1518.pdf

12/18/2008

Bush legacy: shock, awe & atrophy

First drafts in history focus on war, energy, an economy on the brink; Unrealized potential; A dismal legacy; Will Bush follow path of Truman?; Prevent defense vs. aggressive engagement; W for 'wrong track'

HPR1519.pdf