Another Republican Set To Seek GOP Nomination For U.S. Senate
By Travis Thayer
State Rep. Mike Braun.
(Jasper, Ind.) – Another Indiana State Representative is gunning for U.S. Senate.
State Rep. Mike Braun (R-Jasper) formally entered the race Monday for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly.
Braun inserts himself into an already heated and very likely Republican primary consisting of Congressmen Luke Messer and Todd Rokita.
Messer announced his intentions to run for Senate in late July. He is expected to formally announce his candidacy this weekend at the 6th Annual Messer Family BBQ. Though, Rokita has yet to make an announcement, he is widely expected to join the race as well.
In July, Messer and Rokita’s campaigns released their fundraising totals for the second quarter of 2017, further fueling speculation that the two will face off in the Republican primary.
Braun’s early entry into the race will allow him some much needed time to raise campaign funds of his own.
As a candidate, Braun is widely considered a conservative, in addition to being a successful businessman and a problem solver.