Alumni Secure GOP Nominations for Fall 2010 Legislative Races
Following Indiana's May 4th primary election, Dan Coats, '72 is poised to regain the U.S. Senate seat he held from 1990-1998. Coats also served as U.S. Ambassador to Germany and has practiced law in Washington, D.C. He will face democratic nominee Brad Ellsworth in November.
Todd Rokita, '95 won the GOP nomination for the state's 4th District. Rokita, who has served as Secretary of State for seven years, was one of more than a dozen candidates for the position after Rep. Steve Buyer announced he would not seek re-election. Rokita will face Democrat David Sanders in the Fall election.
Republican Mike Pence, '86, who has served as his party's Conference Chairman since 2008, will be running for his sixth term in the 6th District against Democrat Barry A. Welsh. Political newcomer and recent graduate, Todd Young, '06, will be the Republican facing Democrat Baron P. Hill in the 9th District.