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Press: Americans for Prosperity to Host First Indiana Republican Senate Primary Debate 2/20

Jan 16, 2018 by AFP

Republican Candidates vying for seat held by Senator Joe Donnelly to discuss issues related to the economy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Americans for Prosperity-Indiana (AFP-IN), the state’s leading free-market grassroots organization, today announced it will host the first Indiana Republican Senate Primary Debate of the year on Tuesday, February 20th, in downtown Indianapolis at Emmis Communications. The debate will be moderated by WIBC radio host Tony Katz. The Republican candidates are vying for the U.S. Senate seat current held by Senator Joe Donnelly, who was first elected in 2012.

The following candidates have accepted AFP-IN’s invitation: Former state representative Mike Braun, Andrew Horning, Mark Hurt, U.S. Representative Luke Messer, U.S. Representative Todd Rokita, and Andrew Takami. Only those still running at the time of the debate will be participating.


AFP-IN U.S. Senate Republican Primary Debate

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Emmis Communications

40 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204


The debate will focus on the following issues: healthcare, taxes & spending, and jobs & the economy.


Americans for Prosperity-Indiana State Director Justin Stevens released the following statement:

“The Indiana race for Senate will be one of the most closely watched contests of the year, and Hoosiers have a big decision ahead of them. We are excited to host this debate and provide a forum for Hoosiers to hear from candidates on the issues and how they would work in Washington to be a true steward for Indiana while enacting policies that lead to a more free and open society.”

Media are welcome to attend, but space is limited. RSVP with to receive credentials.


For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at or (703) 887-7724. 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit