Rep. Todd Rokita (R-04) said Friday he’s considering running for retiring Sen. Dan Coats’ (R) seat in 2016. He would join a primary field that includes former state Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb (R), who announced his bid last week. Rokita’s House colleagues Reps. Todd Young (R-09) and Susan Brooks (R-05) are also considering.
Rokita: “Over the last few days I heard from all kinds of friends across the state encouraging me to consider running for the U.S. Senate. I want to talk with Hoosiers about whether my experience as your Secretary of State and now my leadership in the U.S. House can best be utilized in the U.S. Senate.” (Inside Indiana Business)