Thursday, April 09, 2015

Howey: State Rep. Christina Hale Serious About Senate Candidacy

Howey Politics reports State Rep. Christina Hale (D-Indianapolis) is seriously eyeing a run for Dan Coats' Senate seat in 2016. Hale's District 87 House seat is a very competitive district. Hale narrowly won the seat for the Democrats by edging out former State Rep. Cindy Noe by 51 votes in 2012. She defeated her Republican opponent, Mike Friedman, in the 2014 election by a slightly larger margin of 489 votes. House Republicans would love to see her give up her seat to run for the Senate seat. On the Republican side, former Mitch Daniels campaign manager and state GOP party chairman Eric Holcomb remains the only announced candidate for the open Senate seat. Some expect former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill (D) to jump into the race, foregoing a primary contest with former House Speaker John Gregg in the governor's race.

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