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Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Steve Braun will step down from his post after three years on the job.

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office confirms Braun’s resignation will take effect Aug. 30. Holcomb spokesperson Stephanie Wilson says the reason will soon be clear.

The departure intensifies rumors Braun will seek the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional District seat vacated by Todd Rokita’s run for U.S. Senate. Diego Morales, a former staffer for Mike Pence, is the only declared candidate in the race.

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his family’s company outsourced jobs to Mexico.

At a campaign event Donnelly held with Rexnord and Carrier union workers on outsourcing, Donnelly says his involvement in his brother’s company ended more than 20 years ago.

And he says when it comes to his 2018 re-election campaign, voters should look at what he’s done in Washington D.C.

“Look, I’ve voted against every single bad trade deal that ever came along. I’ve been fighting this battle for years and years and years,” Donnelly says.

Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Luke Messer (R-Shelbyville) says he thinks the rhetoric in the GOP primary will calm down as his campaign officially begins.

The tone of the race to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) has been marked by vitriol between Messer and U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Brownsburg).

A four-term congressman who’s vice chair of the U.S. House Budget Committee launched his U.S. Senate campaign Wednesday by attempting to target the so-called “Washington elite.”

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Brownsburg) formally entered the Senate race, becoming the sixth Republican candidate trying to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.).

The Indiana Republican Party demanded an apology Tuesday from Democrats who criticized a state investigation into possible voter fraud, after 12 people working for a political action committee were arrested in connection with that investigation.

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