A week to go, U.S. Senate primary candidates barnstorm Indiana for votes

INDIANAPOLIS – The final sprint toward the May 8 primary has the three Republican candidates looking to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly crisscrossing the state.

Coming off Monday’s final debate hosted by the Indiana Debate Commission, the candidates – Rep. Luke Messer, Rep. Todd Rokita and former state lawmaker Mike Bruan – have all announced their own version of statewide tours to court the final undecided Republican voters.

“We rank as one of the most exciting and contentious races to watch,” Laura Wilson said, a political science professor at the University of Indianapolis and political analysts for CBS4. “A lot of these attacks haven’t just been political, they’ve been personal. So whatever candidate wins, they’re going to have to coalesce the whole party around them.”

Marion County election officials updated early voting totals Tuesday, saying early voting is up 55 percent from this time in the 2014 primary and up 67 percent from 2010.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s