Indiana Republican Party to Host First Joint Election Year Appearance of Republican U.S. Senate Candidates, Conduct Grassroots Straw Poll

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s Republican U.S. Senate candidates will make their first joint election year appearance at noon on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in front of hundreds of Republican grassroots activists at the Indiana Republican Party’s Congress of Counties in downtown Indianapolis.

The joint appearance will come at the closing luncheon of the two-day training event for local Republican Party leaders, candidates, volunteers and grassroots activists. Following remarks from each of the U.S. Senate candidates in attendance, Congress of Counties registrants will have the opportunity to vote in a straw poll indicating which candidate they are most likely to support in the May 8th Indiana Republican Primary.

“Our U.S. Senate straw poll will provide political watchers with the first grassroots barometer to measure early support in this high-profile, statewide race that has national implications,” said Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Kyle Hupfer.

Confirmed candidates for this special joint appearance are Former State Rep. Mike Braun (R-Jasper), Mark Hurt (R-Kokomo), Congressman Luke Messer (R-Greensburg) and Andrew Takami (R-New Albany). Congressman Todd Rokita (R-Brownsburg) is also invited to attend and participate.

The winner of the Republican primary will face off against U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly in November 2018.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Republican Party