Pence Alumni, Veterans Battle for Rokita’s Seat
(ZIONSVILLE, Ind.) – Two members of Governor Mike Pence’s administration, a state representative, and a Bronze Star recipient are among seven Republicans battling to replace Todd Rokita in Congress.
Rokita is leaving the House to run for Senate. Former Pence aide Diego Morales, former workforce development commissioner Steve Braun and Greencastle Representative Jim Baird have all amassed six-figure war chests. Retired Army captain Jared Thomas set a self-imposed cap of 50-thousand dollars and has raised a third of that so far They’re competing for a seat which covers 16 counties in west central Indiana, from Kokomo to the Illinois line.
Morales emigrated from Guatemala 19 years ago. He says he personifies the American dream. He says he’d make that dream possible for others by giving business owners the tools to create jobs, including deregulation and repeal of the federal health care law.