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Why? Indiana is increasingly in the national conversation. This is the publication that has its finger on the pulse of Hoosier power. In 2016, on the eve of clinching the Republican nomination, then-candidate Donald Trump stood at a rally in South Bend and told an audience: “Now Indiana is becoming very important … you folks belong where you belong; it's called Importantville right? I love it,” Trump said. The mayor of that city—Pete Buttigieg—became a top-tier candidate for the presidency.

IMPORTANTVILLE, indeed. This is the publication that chronicles Indiana.

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I’m Adam Wren, a national politics correspondent at POLITICO.

I’ve covered Indiana politics and business since 2010.

I’m a Buckeye by birth; a Hoosier by choice.

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Adam Wren, who has chronicled Buttigieg's rise closer than anyone, revealed that the controversial pollster Change Research was commissioned to study the candidate's popularity in South Bend. 

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Does Adam have a strong opinion about which is the best sports movie set in Indiana?

He does, and it’s Breaking Away, which has none of the shlock or sentimentality of Rudy or Hoosiers, though that is not to say he doesn’t also enjoy those films.


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