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MC Weekly

October 9, 2013

RAY MOSCOWITZ: Local boy makes good with his political insight

After going independent in 1994, Brian Howey winning acclaim

Full disclosure: Jack Howey and I worked at the former Nixon Newspapers Inc. for more than two decades.

This is a “local boy makes good” column about Brian Howey, the son of Jack and Brian’s journalist-trained mother, Mary Lou. It is also about having a passion for what you do, about never losing focus toward achieving your goals, and about doing homework and working hard.

Howey, 57, is the publisher of a highly successful political website, Howey Politics Indiana (HPI), that has won wide acclaim and is nationally recognized for its information and insights.

Howey has appeared on major news and public affairs programs, insightfully answering questions about Indiana politics and how they relate to national issues.

He was on the "CBS Evening News" in October 2008, when Katie Couric was anchoring. He’s expounded on MSNBC’s "Andrea Mitchell Reports", MSNBC’s "Hardball with Chris Matthews", the Mike Pence radio show (before Pence was elected to Congress and then governor), the PBS "Newshour" with Gwen Ifill, the Morning Edition of NPR’s "All Things Considered", and, of course, Indianapolis stations.

Aside from his television appearances, Howey has been published in various publications, among them Newsday, Notre Dame Magazine and Indianapolis Monthly. His piece for Indianapolis Monthly is a compelling read about a 2007 trip to Russia, Ukraine, Albania and London with then-Sen. Richard Lugar and former Sen. Sam Nunn in connection with the Cooperative Threat Reduction Treaty they sponsored.

Over the years, Howey has forecast several political twists, including Richard Mourdock’s 2012 GOP primary defeat of incumbent Lugar and, in turn, Joe Donnelly’s defeat of Mourdock in the general election.

HPI now has more than 3,000 paying subscribers and gets close to 100,000 Web hits a month, Howey said, “even though I run one of the smallest publishing entities in the state. And we have conducted the only regular media polling program since 2008.”

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