The incumbent state senator took nearly 58 percent of the vote in his contest with Corrie Meyer, a business owner and former executive director of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission.
It took less than an hour for Republicans to elevate Bray from his position as Senate majority floor leader, although he won’t be officially elected president pro tem until November.
But political experts say a Trump-centered strategy might not be the best move now that Mike Braun has won the GOP primary race and will face Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in the fall election.
Mike Delph’s district includes parts of northwestern Indianapolis, Zionsville and Carmel and is considered a safe Republican seat. Delph will take on Democrat J.D. Ford in the general election.
Mike Braun, who almost entirely self-funded his campaign and billed himself as the political outsider, will face incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly after defeating Todd Rokita and Luke Messer.
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During their visit to Indianapolis on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence and the U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta were quick to highlight the Trump administration’s economic agenda—including tax cuts and reductions in red tape—as key reasons for Infosys Ltd.’s decision to invest in the United States.
Short answer: It depends which Democrat you compare him to.
Greg Pence in the 6th District and Steve Braun in the 4th District each have brothers who carry their own identity with voters.
U.S. Senate Republican candidate Mike Braun also has the most cash on hand going into the final weeks of the campaign, although most of the funding is coming from himself.
It can be a little tough to distinguish between the three Republicans running in the primary to take on Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly.
Rokita’s camp said Tuesday that the candidate wanted to participate in order to directly challenge any misleading statements from the other candidates.
Senate candidate Todd Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana’s secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, three former GOP officials say.
“When I was a young kid, I was always sort of fascinated because my grandmother was so involved. But I wasn’t somebody who knew I’d run for office or anything like that … .” —Luke Messer
“The politics stuff has never been what’s driven me. It’s always the policy. … It’s not that you’re in office that makes you elite. It’s how you behave in office and what your record is.” —Todd Rokita
“With my private-sector experience and a fruitful three years in the Statehouse, I’ve learned so much and know how it works in the real world.” —Mike Braun
Republican U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita and former Republican state lawmaker Mike Braun are fighting to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly in the fall.
Members of Trump’s team from 2016 are backing Rokita in Indiana’s GOP Senate primary, claiming fellow Rep. Luke Messer and former state Rep. Mike Braun didn’t do enough to support Trump.