Jonathan Weinzapfel

2020 might represent the best chance Indiana Democrats have had in two decades to win the race for attorney general. And if they do, one of the biggest factors will be a person who’s not even a part of the general election campaign – incumbent Attorney General Curtis Hill. 

There’s a brighter-than-usual spotlight on the race for Indiana Attorney General this year, mostly because of a person who’s not in the race – the current AG Curtis Hill. Hill’s sexual misconduct while in office led to Republicans choosing a new candidate, former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith sat down with the Democratic candidate, Jonathan Weinzapfel, to talk about the race’s big issues and how he’d approach the job differently than its current occupant.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill would rather a court eliminate the current vote-by-mail option for Hoosiers aged 65 or older than allow every eligible voter to cast a mail-in ballot.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’s confident he has the legal authority for his order requiring Hoosiers to wear masks in public.

The field for Indiana attorney general is set, as Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel faces off against Republican Todd Rokita.