Saturday, May 09, 2015
Stutzman Enters U.S. Senate Race
Third District Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R) threw his hat into the ring today to vie for the right to succeed Sen. Dan Coats. Surprisingly, only one other candidate has formally entered the race. Eric Holcomb, a career Republican campaign operative who previously managed Mitch Daniels' 2008 re-election campaign and served as Coats' chief of staff was the first announced candidate. Stutzman, a farmer, made his announcement in Roanoke, a small town in northeastern Indiana's Huntington County. Stutzman lost to Coats in a crowded GOP primary race in 2010, finishing a close second. Stutzman ran and won a special election race to replace former U.S. Rep. Mark Souder after he abruptly resigned after it was revealed he had an extramarital affair with a member of his staff.