Kenley, a former grocery store owner who was first elected in 1992, said he is running for office again because he wants to work on a long-term funding solution for shoring up Indiana’s roads and infrastructure.
The Democratic state committee is set to vote during a private meeting Friday evening on selecting Evan Bayh to replace former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill as the nominee for the seat now held by Republican Sen. Dan Coats, who is retiring.
Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was chosen by Donald Trump to unify conservatives behind the Republican ticket only to see his well-received speech overshadowed by Ted Cruz getting booed off the convention stage for his refusal to endorse the nominee.
Gov. Mike Pence told a powerful conservative lobbying group on Tuesday "that Donald Trump will be a great president of the United States of America because his heart beats with the heart of the American people."
Indiana's delegates to the Republican National Convention will be celebrating Mike Pence's selection as Donald Trump's running mate while also pondering who'll take his place as the GOP candidate for governor.
Since Mike Pence is the sitting Indiana governor, his selection may also raise complex legal questions for some Donald Trump supporters who've managed money for the state, including the private-equity execs Wilbur Ross, Stephen Feinberg, and Tom Barrack.