STATE HOUSE–You may have last heard Todd Rokita’s voice when he was defeated by Mike Braun for the nomination for U.S. Senate in 2018. Now the former Sec. of State and 4th District Congressman says he wants to be the state attorney general.
Rokita wants to take the nomination from incumbent Curtis Hill at the state Republican convention.
“Running against a Republican officeholder is not something I ever would want to do, in just about any circumstance. But our incumbent is wounded. The unanimous Supreme Court ruling, by Republican appointed and conservative Justices, after a significant investigation of the facts made this choice clear,” said Rokita.
Rokita cited his record on the 2nd Amendment in an announcement about his candidacy.
“I have worked to protect our small business job creators, the only candidate to earn a Guardian of Small Business award multiple times for fighting job-killing red tape and high taxes. All of these issues are important as we provide Indiana voters the trusted leadership they need in representing their interests before Indiana and federal courts,” said Rokita.
When he was Secretary of State, Indiana enacted a photo voter ID law.
The U.S. Senate race in 2018 was a bitter battle between Rokita, former congressman Luke Messer and Braun.