Mike Braun Wins Indiana Republican Senate Nomination

Charlene Craig
May 10, 2018

"With no more childish primary antics to hide behind, Rep. Braun will be forced to run on his record of self-dealing and using the power of the Statehouse to enrich himself - like when he carved out a tax break for himself while repeatedly raising taxes on Hoosiers - and voters will hold him accountable in November".

Republican voter Dennis Shea said outside a downtown Indianapolis voting site that he supported Messer, but wished the campaign hadn't been so nasty.

And keep in mind if Democrats lose even one of the close races in West Virginia, Indiana, Missouri or North Dakota, taking the Senate becomes all-but-impossible.

State Rep. Jim Baird, of Greencastle, defeated two members of Mike Pence's gubernatorial administration to win the GOP primary in the heavily Republican 4th District.

"I'm going there to get the job done and come back home, and the only people I'll owe anything to is the voters of IN".

However, after four televised debates, few policy differences were found between the candidates. He says: "It just seems like the Republican candidates just want to jump on Trump's coattails".

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(Left to right) Todd Rokita, Luke Messer, and Mike Braun.
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In a post primary tele-conference, Senator Donnelly proclaimed, "My job is not to be a cheerleader for the president". Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, in television advertising.

In his campaign, Braun identified himself as a career businessman rather than career politician; which is what he called his opponents.

IN voters are casting ballots in a three-way race for the Republican U.S. Senate seat nomination. With Morrisey, they are upbeat about their prospects of defeating incumbent Democratic Sen.

Braun was criticized for having voted in Democratic primaries for decades, Messer for buying a house near Washington, D.C., and Rokita for overstating his ties to Trump.

Despite the state's strong lean to the right, the Indiana Senate race is likely to be a tough fight and is rated a toss-up by the Cook Political Report, a website that tracks campaigns and elections. The 63-year-old said she had followed the candidates' efforts to link themselves to President Trump and said Rokita's indications that he supports the president helped sway her vote for him "a lot".

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Braun, a businessman and former state representative, touted his business experience and claimed his two opponents were cardboard cutouts of each other. With almost all the votes in, it appears Balderson survived, but he could have a tough time with O'Conner in an August special general election.

The key House battle in OH was in the 12th District, where the regular primary coincided with a special election primary to choose a successor to Representative Pat Tiberi, who resigned previous year. Sherrod Brown in November. Joe Donnelly this fall.

Meanwhile, Democrats picked a Methodist minister-turned-health care company executive and a former Democratic congressional staffer as their challengers in two districts where they hope to unseat what they see as vulnerable GOP incumbents. It's the most pro-Trump state in the country - he won it by 42 points - and it has a vulnerable Democratic incumbent, Sen. Greg Pence, brother of Vice President Mike Pence, is the front runner among five Republicans for an open seat in one U.S. House race.

On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Republican leaders declined to speculate publicly about the race in West Virginia.

Methodist minister-turned-health care company executive Mel Hall will be the Democratic challenger to Walorski for the northern IN congressional seat.

With little daylight on key conservative issues to separate the candidates, stylistic preferences seem likely to decide the race. Donnelly, channeling President Donald Trump's anti-establishment and populist rhetoric.

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Rokita is now the congressional representative from Indiana's Fourth Congressional District, though he also spent time as the Indiana Deputy Secretary of State and Secretary of State before stepping into his current role.

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