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AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN

November 7, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Indiana. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or indy@ap.org. David Runk is on the desk. All times are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



INDIANAPOLIS — On a night Democrats nationwide rode a blue wave of opposition to President Donald Trump to pick up governorships and flip dozens of House seats, their momentum stalled in the red state of Indiana. Instead, Republican Mike Braun’s victory against Indiana’s lone remaining Democrat elected statewide helped turn it an even darker shade of crimson. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 750 words, photos.


INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Braun’s Senate victory Tuesday helped solidify Republican control of offices across Indiana on what was shaping up as a strong night for Democrats elsewhere. The multimillionaire auto parts magnate ousted Joe Donnelly, Indiana’s only Democratic statewide officeholder, and helped Republicans reinforce their control of the chamber. The race saw two campaign appearances for Braun by President Donald Trump and one for Donnelly by former President Barack Obama in the campaign’s waning days. By Rick Callahan. SENT: 600 words, photos.


CHICAGO — President Trump figured large in Indiana’s midterm election, as voters gave the president another ally in Congress by electing political upstart and multimillionaire businessman Republican Mike Braun to the Senate. Even so, voters were divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. AP VoteCast found that Indiana voters were split on whether the country is on the right track, with just about half saying the country is on the right track, with just under half saying it’s headed in the wrong direction. By Tammy Webber. SENT: 1,000 words.


— SCHOOL SHOOTING-INDIANA-SECURITY: Voters have agreed to fund improved security at a suburban Indianapolis school district where a 13-year-old girl and a teacher were shot in May.

— INDIANAPOLIS SCHOOLS: Voters in Indianapolis have supported two new tax increases to boost Indiana’s largest school district.



INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers try to bounce back from Monday’s loss to Houston as they host the Philadelphia 76ers, who’ve started the season 0-5 on the road. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 8 p.m.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The slumping Jacksonville Jaguars view Sunday’s game at Indianapolis as a must-win situation, mostly because they’ve lost four straight and are 0-2 in the AFC South. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to indy@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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