IN U.S. SENATOR

Others will be listed as they officially declare their candidacy. Also, selected comments will be added periodically.

D – Democrat, I – Independent, R – Republican

Baron Hill – D (Former US Representative for Indiana’s 9th District) – In September 2009, while serving the 9th District, Hill participated in a town hall meeting at Indiana University in Bloomington. A young woman raised her hand and identified herself as a journalism student working on a school project and was told she could not videotape the event. She asked Hill, why? Hill responded, “This is my town hall meeting and I set the rules…and you’re not going to tell me how to run my congressional office. Now the reason why I don’t allow filming…” A 1.11 minute video of the exchange is here. A 3.51 minute report by Fox News is here. More background info on this time period, Hill and health care legislation that was dominating the news cycle at that time is reported in a Huffington Post article; 9/4/15, “…has run for office many times and ran statewide in 1990 against then-Sen. Dan Coats, who is not seeking re-election next year.” (Source);

Eric Holcomb – R (Former Indiana Republican Party Chairman)

John Dickerson – D (Former Executive Director of The Arc of Indiana) – 9/4/15, Has never run for office (Source);

Marlin Stutzman – R (Currently US Representative for Indiana’s 3rd District) – 7/22/15, From October 1 through 16, 2013 the government entered a shutdown (Source); On Oct. 16, 2013 Congress approved ending the shutdown, however, Stutzman voted against doing so (Source); 7/24/15, Member of House Freedom Caucus (Source); 7/25/15 Received total of $196,268 in government subsidies, virtually all for crops, from 1997-2012 (Source);

Todd Young – R (Currently US Representative for Indiana’s 9th District) – 7/22/15, From October 1 through 16, 2013 the government entered a shutdown (Source); On Oct. 16, 2013 Congress approved ending the shutdown and Young supported doing so (Source);