According to the New York Times, in the Indiana Republican senate primary election featured “three well-funded competitors aggressively attacking each other over who is most closely aligned with President Trump.”
The candidates were two U.S. congressmen – Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer – and businessman Mike Braun.
Fox News reports: The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that businessman Mike Braun will win the Indiana Republican Senate primary and face off against vulnerable Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly in November.
Mike Braun was a self-described “outsider” in the race.
Fox News reported that during the debates, Braun said: “President Trump, he was a disrupter, outsider, and businessman, and look what’s occurred. I’ve lived it. I’ve signed thousands of paychecks just like the president did [as a businessman]. He was an inspiration for me to run for senator, and I hope for others as well. There needs to be more of us to step outside the comfort zone.”
Braun previously served as a state representative for three years in Indiana.