Todd Rokita enters race for Attorney General

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Former Indiana Secretary of State and 4th District Congressman, Todd Rokita, announced Wednesday he is seeking the Republican nomination for the Office of Attorney General at the upcoming Indiana Republican State Convention.

Rokita, twice elected statewide by General Election voters, says he is running to bring certainty to the race and help Republicans hold onto this seat in November. 

“Among the Republicans running for Attorney General, no other candidate has won a statewide general election twice, no other candidate has a multi-office proven record of standing behind our God-given rights.  I am A-rated in defending our Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, and I have a 100% proven voting record of defending the right-to-life, no exceptions,” said Rokita. 

As Indiana Secretary of State, Rokita led the charge against voter fraud by implementing the nation’s first ever photo voter ID law.  He also created the Secretary of State’s financial crimes unit.

“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.

Republicans have seen the Office of Attorney General change hands multiple times over the last several decades.  Although the state has had three Republican Attorneys General in a row, prior to that Indiana elected three Democrat Attorneys General in a row, including one appointment. 

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(This story was originally published on May 20, 2020)

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