This Sunday Republican candidates for Indiana’s US senate seat will square off in an hour long debate.
But on Wednesday night, we took a closer look at just who the three candidates are, where they stand in the race, and their background in politics.
Who are businessman Mike Braun, and US Congressmen Luke Messer, and Todd Rokita?
All three are hope to run against democrat senator joe Donnelley for Indiana’s US Senate seat.
Right now, Todd Rokita serves as a US Congressman for the 4th District of Indiana. He has been elected to four terms in congress. Before that, he served as Indiana’s secretary of state for seven years from 2003-2010.
Rokita and his family live near Brownsburg.
“I look forward to demonstrating who the real Tump Ally is here. I’m pro life, I’m pro second amendment, and I’m pro President Trump.” — Us Rep. Todd Rokita/ Indiana’s 4th Congressional District
Mike Braun is the founder of Meyer Distributing and owner of Meyer Logistics, headquartered in Jasper, Indiana. He served in the Indiana house of representatives for three years from 2014-2017.
Braun is also a harvard business school grad. He and his wife live in Jasper. He previously told us quote “I am looking forward to another debate to show Hoosiers which candidate is the true conservative and political outsider. We’re proving to hoosiers everywhere that I am the conservative outsider who will defeat Joe Donnelley in November.”
Luke Messer currently serves as a congressman for the 6th District of Indiana. He has been elected to three terms in congress. Before that, he served in the Indiana House of Representatives, from 2003 to 2006.
A family man as well, Messer is from Greensburg. He also attended Vanderbilt Law School.
“We’re glad to be there when you guns conduct your debate, Frankly, I think voters will see through it if somebody decides they don’t want to show up.” — Us Rep. Luke Messer / Indiana’s 6th Congressional District
Just a reminder: the debate will be this Sunday April 15th, and will begin at 7 PM. You can watch the debate live on WTWO.