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US Sen. Braun's Brother Seeking Indiana Congressional Seat

US Sen. Braun's Brother Seeking Indiana Congressional SeatSteve Braun is the first prominent Republican to enter the race since U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks announced in June she wouldn't seek a fifth term. Democrats Christina Hale and Dee Thornton announced their campaigns for the seat in July.2020 election, Steve Braun, 5th District2019-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
US Sen. Braun's Brother Seeking Indiana Congressional Seat

Republican Steve Braun filed a Federal Election Commission candidacy statement Friday for the 5th Congressional District.

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Updated Monday, Aug. 26 at 11:30 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The brother of U.S. Sen. Mike Braun is entering the race for the central Indiana congressional seat being given up by Republican Rep. Susan Brooks.

Steve Braun filed a Federal Election Commission candidacy statement Friday for the 5th Congressional District. He is a former Republican state representative from Zionsville who was appointed state workforce development commissioner by then-Gov. Mike Pence.

Braun unsuccessfully sought the 2018 Republican nomination in the neighboring 4th District.

He's the first prominent Republican in the race since Brooks announced in June she wouldn't seek a fifth term.

Former Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Christina Hale is campaigning for the seat. Fellow Democrat Dee Thornton, who ran against Brooks in 2018 and drew 44% of the vote, is running for the seat as well. Democrats are looking to compete next year in the district long held by Republicans that stretches from the northern Indianapolis suburbs to rural areas around Marion.

Correction: An earlier version of this story omitted the candidacy of Democrat Dee Thornton, who declared her candidacy on Monday, July 15. 

 

 

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