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Location: * Midwest, Indiana
Beat: Indiana state legislature, with special focus on local elections and education funding
Position: Election coverage for this Indianapolis-based reporter focuses on the state attorney general's race and on US. House District 5. The education part of the beat centers around K-12 funding and the effect of state policies on local districts.
Reporter: Casey Smith