Nov. 3, 2016 HPI Daily Wire sponsored by Associated Builders & Contractors

Nov. 3, 2016 HPI Daily Wire sponsored by Associated Builders & Contractors

FINALLY! CUBS END 108-YEAR DROUGHT IN EPIC GAME: The wait ’til next year is finally over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions (Blum, Associated Press).


CLINTON LEADS IN FLA, NC, PA; TRUMP OHIO: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania but trails the GOP nominee in Ohio, according to a batch of Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday afternoon (Politico).


OBAMA SWIPES AT COMEY: President Obama sharply criticized the decision by his F.B.I. director to alert Congress on Friday about the discovery of new emails related to the Hillary Clinton server case, implying that it violated investigative guidelines and trafficked in innuendo (New York Times).


PENCE SAYS RNC NOT WORKING WITH CAMPAIGN BALLOT SECURITY: Mike Pence declared confidently over the summer that the Trump campaign would be working hand-in-glove with the Republican National Committee to prevent voter fraud (Cheney, Politico).


TRUMP-PENCE AIDE ALSO ON STATE PAYROLL: A key aide to Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee, Gov. Mike Pence, continues to earn $23,000 a month as Indiana’s sole Washington lobbyist even as he has taken a paid position with the Republican presidential campaign and regularly travels with Pence to political rallies across the country during working hours (Slodysko, Associated Press).


DEMOCRATS CALL ON HOLCOMB TO HAVE PENCE REFUND STATE: “Under no circumstances should the state pay the salaries of political operatives, but Mike Pence is forcing taxpayers to foot the bill and pay his staff during his national campaign,” Drew Anderson, Indiana Democratic Party communications director, said in a statement emailed to reporters (Howey Politics Indiana).


JUDGE WILL DECIDE IF RFRA LAWSUIT TO PROCEED: Attorneys for four Indiana cities argued Wednesday that two conservative groups should not be allowed to challenge civil rights protections based on “hypothetical controversies,” noting some city protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers have been in effect for nearly a decade without being challenged (Wang, IndyStar).


2 U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN: Two U.S. service members were killed and two others wounded in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province on Thursday, American officials said (Smith, NBC News).


 HPI DAILY ANALYSIS: The weekly edition of Howey Politics Indiana will be published around noon on Friday. I believe you’ll find it interesting. – Brian A. Howey



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