INDIANAPOLIS – The attacks all three contending candidates have faced in the “GOP’s nastiest Senate primary” are only increasing, with Rep. Braun taking further criticism from Congressman Rokita as the self-funder’s profile continues to expand. A Herald-Bulletin report Saturday ostensibly about a local endorsement ended with eye-catching attacks from Congressman Rokita both old and new. Not only did he hit Rep. Braun for his controversial gas tax increase and accuse the self-funder of running for Senate merely to cross something off a “bucket list,” but Congressman Rokita also attacked Rep. Braun’s company, saying it cost Hoosiers jobs by distributing automotive parts from China and other countries.
Rokita has been criticized for his management style.
Braun has labeled both Messer and Rokita as career politicians.”
“That tax came when the state has a $2 billion surplus,” Rokita said.”
Steve Braun has announced he is running for the 4th Congressional District nomination to replace Rokita.”
“Running for the Senate is not something on your bucket list,” he continued.”