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Jamison Carrier, US House of Representative Candidate, District 6 Indiana

April 12, 2024
One of the candidates on the Republican ballot this year is running because he lost his son to fentanyl. Jamison Carrier is a businessman from Greenwood. In 2022 is son, Joey, died...

The Hill’s Chris Stirewalt

April 09, 2024
WISH-TV is proud to add a new show to our Sunday morning lineup, The Hill Sunday with Chris Stirewalt.  It’s a new Sunday political talk show backed by The Hill’s experienced...

Another Republican candidate for Governor

April 08, 2024
WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, sits down with Republican candidate for Governor, Jamie Reitenour. A State senator explains why he’s asking voters to promote him to the US House. And our panel...

Jeff Raatz, US House of Representative Candidate, District 6 Indiana

April 05, 2024
In January, Congressman Greg Pence announced that he would not seek another term. That set off a stampede of Republican candidates looking to succeed him. Pence’s district covers East Central Indiana from...

GOP Candidates Clash in WISH-TV Debate

April 01, 2024
How can the leading Republican candidates for Governor claim to be outsiders? That question got some interesting responses during WISH-TV’s live debate this week. Congresswoman Victoria Spartz explains her last-minute decision to...

Victoria Spartz, US House of Representative Candidate, District 5 Indiana

April 01, 2024
Congresswoman Victoria Spartz’ last minute decision to seek a third term took an already crowded Republican primary field by surprise. She tells WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garret Bergquist, that she is running...

Chuck Goodrich runs for 5th District

March 25, 2024
Victoria Spartz chief rival in this year’s primary says the 5th District needs a “work horse”, not a “show horse”. Chuck Goodrich has served in the Indiana House since 2019. He serves...

Chuck Goodrich, US House of Representative Candidate, District 5 Indiana

March 21, 2024
Phil Sanchez sits down with State Representative, Chuck Goodrich who is running for a seat in Indiana's US House of Representatives District 5.

Bill Gutrich, Indiana House District 24 candidate

March 19, 2024
Voters in much of Hamilton County will pick new State Representatives this year. In the 24th House District, Republican Donna Schaibley is retiring. Earlier, we talked to Democratic candidate, Josh Lowery. This week...

Raju Chinthala , US House of Representative Candidate, District 5 Indiana

March 19, 2024
We continue our coverage of a very crowded Republican primary in the 5th Congressional District, this time with Raju Chinthala. He’s a speech pathologist, a hospitality entrepreneur, and a senior advisor...

Raju Chinthala talks congressional run

March 18, 2024
WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, talks to Raju Chinthala who is challenging Victoria Spartz for Indiana’s 5th district seat. Phil Sanchez talks to Bill Gutrich who is running for Hamilton County’s...

Patrick Malayter, US House of Representative Candidate, District 5 Indiana

March 18, 2024
Geist are businessman Patrick Malayter has filed to run in the May republican primary for Indiana’s 5th congressional district seat. Malayter has joined a crowded field for the republican primary including...

Bipartisan votes mark most bills in 2024 session

March 11, 2024
The 2024 legislative session is in the books. Many of this year’s bills have bipartisan support. We talked to legislators after the session ended. We hear from one of the nearly a dozen...

JPMorgan Chase CEO talks to News 8

March 04, 2024
World Wars that defined the 20th century could happen again. Those comments came during an exclusive one-on-one interview with News 8’s Scott Sander. JPMorgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, says that congress...

Democrats make a play for open Hamilton County seat

February 26, 2024
A Westfield foster parent says he is running for the legislature because he believes too many rights have been taken away. Phil Sanchez talked to Josh Lowry about his decision to...

Josh Lowry, Indiana House District 24 candidate

February 25, 2024
WISH-TV's Phil Sanchez sits down with a Westfield foster parent who is running for the Indiana Stat Legislature because he believes too many rights have been taken away. Josh Lowry...

Max Engling, US House of Representative Candidate, District 5 Indiana

February 23, 2024
WISH-TV's Phil Sanchez sits down with Max Engling, a Republican running for Indiana's 5th district US House seat. They spoke about why he thinks he's the right person for the...

Sid Mahant, US House of Representative Candidate, District 6 Indiana

February 23, 2024
WISH-TV's Phil Sanchez sits down with Sid Mahant who is running for US House of Representatives, District 6 Indiana. He's one of a number of Republicans running for the seat....

John Rust removed from Ballot

February 19, 2024
The Indiana Supreme Court has blocked a lower courts ruling to let John Rust remain on the ballot and challenge Jim banks in the Republican Senate race. Sid Mahant runs for...

Carmel businessman draws on personal experience in Fifth District race

February 12, 2024
WISH-TV government reporter, Garrett Bergquist sat down with a candidate for Congress who told him his experience with addiction ultimately led him to seek public office.Businessman L.D. Powell is one...

LD Powell talks congressional run

February 12, 2024
WISH-TV government reporter, Garrett Bergquist, talks to Indiana 5th District candidate LD Powell, Rethinking college degrees, and our panel discuss a potentially disastrous press conference for President Biden and more.

No more sister cities with China

February 05, 2024
WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, talks to Indiana Representative Jim Banks. We take a closer look at the impact of proposed Medicaid cuts on one central Indiana family. And our panel talks...

Candidate line up for 5th District

January 29, 2024
Phil Sanchez talks to Mark Hurt, Democratic candidate for Indiana’s 5th District congressional seat. A statehouse hopeful details how he plans to keep a key seat in Republican hands. And our panel...

Mark Hurt, Indiana Congressional Candidate 2024

January 26, 2024
Phil Sanchez sits down one-on-one for an exclusive interview with Mark Hurt, candidate for Indiana's 5th congressional district.

Beth White launches Attorney General bid

January 22, 2024
Indiana Democrats now have a contested race for Attorney General. Beth White announced that she will seek the party’s nomination at its convention this summer. WISH Government reporter, Garrett Bergquist, talked to...

Indiana Attorney General Candidate Beth White

January 19, 2024
A second Democrat has entered this year’s Attorney General’s race. WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, sits down with Beth White, a former Marion County Clerk and a former deputy prosecutor. She most...

Larry Bucshon announces retirement from congress

January 15, 2024
Congressmen Larry Bucshon and Gregg Pence both announced their retirements in the span of 24 hours. Phil Sanchez talked with Bucshon about his decision to retire and what the future holds...

Israel consul general talks about meeting Holcomb, Indiana lawmakers

January 12, 2024
Israel’s consul general to the Midwest on Wednesday sat down with News 8's Dakarai Turner to talk about the war between Israel and Hamas.Yinam Cohen, who is based in Chicago,...

House Democrats preview session priorities

January 08, 2024
House Republicans have already said they will focus on Indiana’s poor performance on reading scores and school attendance. WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, talked to the House Minority leader, Phil Giaquinta,...

A Conversation with Indiana Congressman Jim Banks

January 05, 2024
WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, sits down with Indiana Congressman Jim Banks. They talk about the budget standoff over border security, former President Donald Trump's use of dehumanizing language to...

Evansville to swear in first woman mayor

January 02, 2024
Evansville will make history in 2024 as they swear in Stephanie Terry as that city’s first female and first black mayor. WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, sits down to talk with...

Governor Holcomb prepares for final session

January 02, 2024
WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, sits down to talk with Governor Eric Holcomb as he heads into his final legislative session. And our political panel talks about the controversial Colorado Supreme...

End of Year discussion with Governor Eric Holcomb

December 19, 2023
Governor Eric Holcomb is entering his final year in office. He is unable to run for reelection due to term limits. The 2024 legislative session is not a budget session, but Holcomb...

Mike Braun talks Israel aid and impeachment inquiry

December 18, 2023
WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, sits down with Senator Mike Braun about the Israel aid package and a new impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden. What the 5 candidates for governor...

Senator Todd Young talks to Indiana Politics

December 11, 2023
WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, sits down with Senator Todd Young, State Comptroller outlines vision for office, and our panel discuses the fourth GOP debate, the Hunter Biden indictments, and...

Child Care Advocates Expect Big Changes in a Busy Legislative Session

December 04, 2023
WISH-TV Government Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, sits down with the United Way’s, Same Snideman to talk about big changes for the Indiana childcare system that are expected to be presented in...

Jim Brainard, outgoing mayor of Carmel

December 01, 2023
It’s the end of an era in Indianapolis politics. Jim Brainard, the mayor of Carmel, is retiring at the end of the month after 28 years in office. He’s one of the...

Destiny Wells launches Attorney General Bid

November 27, 2023
Next year’s Attorney’ General’s race is coming into focus. Destiny Wells says she will seek the Democratic nomination for that office. She’s challenging Republican incumbent, Todd Rokita, who is seeking a second...

2024 Democratic candidate for Indiana Attorney General, Destiny Wells

November 22, 2023
Attorney General, Todd Rokita, now has a challenger in his bid for a second term. You might remember Destiny Wells. She was the Democratic candidate for Secretary of State in...

Breaking Down the Election Results

November 13, 2023
Our WISH-TV Political Contributors break down the election results for the Democrats and the Republicans. Plus, our panel gives their impression of the biggest winners on election night and the impact...

AIP Bonus: Mitch Daniels New Book “Boiler Up”

November 07, 2023
WISH-TV Political Reporter, Garrett Bergquist, sits down with former Purdue University President and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to talk about his new book, “Boiler Up,” a collection of speeches, op-eds...

Indiana’s New Chief Election Officer

November 06, 2023
Meet Indiana's new Chief Election Officer, A talk with former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and our panel discusses mayoral races around Central Indiana.

Election Special: Indianapolis Mayoral Candidate Jefferson Shreve

October 31, 2023
WISH-TV Political Reporter Garrett Bergquist sits down with Jefferson Shreve, Republican candidate for mayor of Indianapolis.News 8 on Monday night hosted the first live, televised mayoral debate in Indianapolis in...

Breaking down the Indianapolis Mayoral race

October 30, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics: We hear from both candidates for Indianapolis mayor. Also, our panel breaks down the race, discusses the new House Speaker, and looks at...

Hogsett, Shreve offer competing public safety visions in WISH-TV debate

October 24, 2023
The two candidates for Indianapolis’ top job on Monday night drew contrasts on everything from IMPD staffing to the city’s handling of the 2020 riots.Incumbent mayor Joe Hogsett, a Democrat,...

Carmel’s Mayoral Candidates

October 23, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics: A huge change is coming to Carmel. Voters next month will decide who will succeed republican mayor Jim Brainard. He is retiring after...

Election Special: Carmel Mayoral Candidate Miles Nelson

October 22, 2023
After 28 years in office the mayor of Carmel, Republican John Brainard, is not seeking another term. Carmel has long been a Republican stronghold, but Democrats have been making inroads the...

Election Special: Carmel Mayoral Candidate Sue Finkam

October 22, 2023
After 28 years in office the mayor of Carmel, Republican John Brainard, is not seeking another term. Carmel has long been a Republican stronghold, but Democrats have been making inroads the...

Excluded Municipalities Mayoral Elections

October 15, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the candidates for mayor in the excluded municipalities of Marion County.

Election Special: Lawrence Mayoral Candidate Dave Hoffman

October 15, 2023
WISH-TV Political Reporter Garrett Bergquist sits down with Dave Hoffman, current Lawrence Deputy Mayor and Republican candidate for mayor.Hofmann said he is running for mayor because he wants to continue...

Election Special: Lawrence Mayoral Candidate Deb Whitfield

October 15, 2023
WISH-TV Political Reporter Garrett Bergquist sits down with Deb Whitfield, member of the Lawrence Common Council and Democratic candidate for mayor. Whitfield said she's running for mayor because it's time...

Election Special: Muncie Mayoral Candidate Jeff Robinson

October 12, 2023
WISH-TV Political Reporter Garrett Bergquist sits down with Jeff Robinson, President of the Muncie City Council and Democrat candidate for mayor.Robinson said crime drives most of the violence and hardship...

Election Special: Muncie Mayoral Candidate Dan Ridenour

October 12, 2023
WISH-TV Political Reporter Garrett Bergquist sits down with Republican Dan Ridenour who is running for a second four-year term as mayor of Muncie.Ridenour said he has convened a task force...

Indiana GOP Representatives on Speaker Vote

October 09, 2023
For the first time in history the US House has no Speaker. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was ousted in an extraordinary vote on October 2nd. Now the race is underway...

All INdiana Politics Podcast with Phil Sanchez UnPHILtered: Eric Doden

October 03, 2023
Phil Sanchez sits down one-on-one with Indiana Gubernatorial candidate Eric Doden. They discuss all things personal and political. Get to know Eric Doden in-depth in this exclusive interview.

Election Special: Southport Mayoral Candidate Heather Newport

September 28, 2023
WISH-TV Political Reporter Garrett Bergquist sits down with Heather Newport,a member of the Southport redevelopment commission and Independent candidate for mayor.Newport is one of 21 people across the state running...

Election Special: Southport Mayoral Candidtate Jim Cooney

September 28, 2023
WISH-TV Political Reporter Garrett Bergquist sits down with Republican Jim Cooney is running for a second four-year term as mayor of Southport. Cooney said he wants to continue projects he...

Race for Southport Mayor

September 24, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we preview the race for Mayor in Southport, interviewing both candidate.

Subaru Looking to Indiana

September 17, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana, we look at Indiana being a finalist for a new Subaru EV plant.

Mayoral Debate Prep

September 10, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look ahead to the debate in the race for Indianapolis Mayor between Mayor Joe Hogsett and candidate Jefferson Shreve.

First Lady at Westfield

September 03, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at First Lady Jill Biden's recent visit to Westfield High School.

New IEDC head talks future economic growth, LEAP project

August 29, 2023
David Rosenberg became Indiana's new Secretary of Commerce on Aug. 15. He talked to News 8 government reporter Garrett Bergquist about his priorities for Indiana's economic growth. He also addressed...

Eliminating Indiana Income Tax

August 27, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we talk with Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch about the possible elimination of the state income tax in Indiana.

Pence on Trump’s Indictment

August 20, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at former Vice President Mike Pence's recent comments on former President Donald Trump's indictment.

One on One with Senator Young

August 13, 2023
On this episode with of All Indiana Politics, we go one-on-one with US Senator Todd Young to discuss the defense bill.

Trump Indictment

August 07, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at former President Donald Trump's indictment related to the 2020 US Presidential Election.

Attorney General’s Lawsuit

July 30, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we talk with Attorney General Todd Rokita about his recent lawsuit targeting landlords.

Bipartisan Defense Bill

July 23, 2023
On this edition of All Indiana Politics, we look at recent amendments to a bipartisan defense bill and go one-on-one with Congressman Jim Banks.

Curtis Hill for Governor

July 16, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at Former Attorney General Curtis Hill's recent announcement that he will run for Governor of Indiana in 2024.

Power Outages

July 09, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the multi-day power outages that hit many Indiana communities recently due to storm damage.

SCOTUS Ruling on College Admissions

July 02, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States on affirmative actions in college admissions.

Democratic Nominee for Senate

June 25, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we talk with the Indiana Democratic nominee for US Senate Marc Carmichael.

2024 Senate Race

June 18, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the candidates in the race for Senate in the 2024 Election.

Mike Pence Announces Presidential Run

June 11, 2023
In today's episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at Mike Pence's announcement to run for President in the 2024 election.

Meet Indiana’s new state health commissioner

June 02, 2023
Dr. Lindsay Weaver became Indiana's new state health commissioner on June 1 following the retirement of Dr. Kris Box. She takes over a public health system changed by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Mike Pence for President?

May 21, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we examine former Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence's potential run for US President in 2024.

New Law Targeting Investors

May 14, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at a new law targeting a certain type of investors in Indiana.

Jennifer McCormick for Governor

May 07, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at Jennifer McCormick's recent announcement that she will be running as a Democratic candidate for Governor in 2024.

Chief Justice Rush Dissents Drug Sentence

April 21, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we talk with Chief Justice Rush's recent dissent on an order upholding a an Orange County man's 16-year drug sentence.

Westfield Mayoral Primary

April 14, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the primary election for the next mayor of Westfield.

Primary for Congress

March 26, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the primary race for congress.

Bank Collapse

March 19, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the response to the recent bank collapse, one of the largest in US history.

President Biden’s Proposed Budget

March 12, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at President Biden's proposed budget.

Contaminated Soil Coming to Indiana

March 05, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the contaminated soil from the train derailment in Ohio being brought to Indiana and safety concerns people have.

Congressman Rudy Yakym

February 26, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we chat with Congressman Rudy Yakym about recent national political events.

Spy Balloon

February 19, 2023
In today's episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the recent actions taken against the spy balloons in US airspace.

Legislative Session, One Month In

February 12, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the developments of the 2023 Legislative Session after its first month.

2023 Indianapolis Mayoral Primary Field

February 05, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the field of candidates in the primary election for Mayor of Indianapolis.

Political Attack on Speaker McCarthy

January 29, 2023
In today's All Indiana Politics, we look at political attacks against Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.

Jim Banks Running for Senate

January 22, 2023
In today's episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at Congressman Jim Banks' recent announcement that he is running for Senate in 2024.

Political Attack on Mitch Daniels

January 15, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at a conservative group that is targeting against former Indiana Governor and former Purdue University president Mitch Daniels as he might...

Governor’s Wishlist

January 08, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the Governor's agenda for 2023.

A Look Back at 2022

January 03, 2023
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we talk to Governor Eric Holcomb about his future plans and we take a look back at the big stories of 2022 with...

2024 Race for Governor

December 18, 2022
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at updates to the race for the next Indiana Governor in 2024.

New Developments in 2024 Election

December 12, 2022
In today's episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at new developments in 2024 elections in Indiana

Race for the Next Governor

December 04, 2022
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at Senator Mike Braun's recent announcement that he will run for Governor of Indiana in 2024 in a bid to replace...

Race for the Mayor of Indianapolis

November 20, 2022
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the race for the Mayor of Indianapolis as Mayor Joe Hogsett announces his run for a 3rd term.

2022 Midterm Election Results

November 13, 2022
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we look at the results of the 2022 Midterm Election.

Final Days of the Election

November 06, 2022
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we talk to the party chairs in the final days leading up to the election.

Race for Senate

October 30, 2022
In this episode of All Indiana Politics, we focus on the race for US Senate