GOP Senate candidates making final push before Primary Tuesday

Congressman Todd Rokita, Congressman Luke Messer and businessman Mike Braun are making a final push across Indiana before Tuesday's Primary election.

Posted: May 4, 2018 10:12 PM
Updated: May 4, 2018 10:14 PM

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WFFT) - Indiana's Republican Senate primary campaign has been nasty and one of the most expensive in the nation.

Congressman Todd Rokita, Congressman Luke Messer and businessman Mike Braun are making a final push across Indiana before Tuesday's Primary election.

"Looking strong into the finish and we're going to plow right through Tuesday," said Braun.

"I'm the one that's the trusted one. I've been everyone's secretary of state with record vote totals. They know I'm a fighter, they know I've always put them first," Rokita said.

Rokita is making 50 stops across the state before Tuesday's election, including stops Friday at the Allen County Repubublican Party headquarters and the Noble County Lincoln Day Dinner.

"This is where I get my marching orders. This is where I know what's important to us. And equally important, what's not important," said Rokita.

Braun was also at the event in Kendallville Friday.

Messer was scheduled to be there, but he cancelled at the last minute.

"You don't want to ever let up. The most important thing what kind of plan did you put in place early on. There's really no way to scramble if you haven't had a good plan," said Braun.

The three candidates are hoping to beat Senator Joe Donnelly by aligning themselves with President Donald Trump.

Trump won the Hoosier state by 19 points two years ago.

"I'm pro-life. I'm a pro second amendment conservative who supports president Trump," said Messer.

"I was working with the President to get him elected against crooked Hillary Clinton. Luke Messer was on the Clinton News Network, otherwise known as CNN, disparaging the President," Rokita said.

However, Braun said he's the one who can win the seat from Donelly.

"It's going to take a guy like me that's the clear difference to Joe Donnelly. All of the guys I'm running against are what I say are attorneys that never really practiced," said Braun.

Polls are open Tuesday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. with early voting happening through Monday.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 71015

Reported Deaths: 3013
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion15322723
Lake7343274
Elkhart471380
Allen3725160
St. Joseph330179
Hamilton2610104
Vanderburgh184213
Hendricks1814106
Cass17669
Johnson1694118
Porter123839
Clark114846
Tippecanoe114611
Madison89565
LaPorte86930
Howard85565
Kosciusko82712
Marshall75822
Bartholomew75447
Floyd74045
Monroe70830
Delaware68052
Dubois65812
Boone65346
Noble64529
Hancock63838
Jackson5625
LaGrange55410
Warrick55330
Vigo54310
Shelby53527
Grant52029
Dearborn47928
Morgan45134
Clinton4043
Henry36919
White35110
Montgomery34621
Wayne34610
Lawrence33727
Decatur32432
Harrison30923
Putnam2778
Miami2642
Daviess25920
Scott25710
Greene24134
Franklin23413
DeKalb2234
Jasper2192
Jennings21512
Gibson2084
Steuben2043
Ripley1947
Perry17912
Fayette1777
Starke1747
Orange16624
Posey1650
Wabash1613
Fulton1592
Carroll1572
Wells1542
Jefferson1532
Whitley1476
Knox1420
Tipton1296
Huntington1213
Washington1211
Spencer1193
Newton11410
Randolph1144
Clay1045
Sullivan911
Adams892
Jay840
Owen831
Pulaski751
Brown711
Rush714
Fountain642
Benton600
Blackford592
Ohio574
Pike520
Parke501
Vermillion480
Crawford440
Switzerland440
Martin420
Union350
Warren201
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Ohio Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 97471

Reported Deaths: 3618
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin17834521
Cuyahoga13141491
Hamilton9374252
Lucas5155320
Montgomery417487
Summit3433218
Marion291045
Butler282262
Mahoning2477254
Pickaway237842
Stark1766137
Warren171136
Lorain168977
Columbiana161860
Trumbull1481105
Fairfield130931
Delaware126319
Licking120247
Clark111514
Lake107338
Wood99358
Clermont89211
Medina88735
Miami81137
Tuscarawas76214
Portage74361
Allen69942
Greene65611
Belmont59226
Richland58911
Mercer57313
Erie55627
Ashtabula55045
Geauga54844
Wayne51958
Ross4444
Huron3885
Ottawa36825
Sandusky36316
Darke36027
Athens3531
Hancock3533
Madison34910
Holmes3266
Lawrence2420
Auglaize2395
Union2331
Jefferson2192
Muskingum2151
Scioto2111
Putnam19917
Washington19822
Knox1917
Seneca1903
Coshocton1886
Shelby1774
Preble1762
Crawford1715
Morrow1652
Hardin15912
Clinton1586
Champaign1571
Highland1461
Fulton1441
Logan1402
Ashland1373
Wyandot1368
Defiance1334
Williams1303
Brown1232
Perry1163
Guernsey1147
Hocking1149
Henry1132
Carroll1105
Fayette1090
Monroe9118
Pike750
Jackson730
Van Wert701
Paulding640
Gallia621
Adams592
Meigs330
Vinton302
Morgan230
Harrison221
Noble170
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