HENDRICKS COUNTY – Former Indiana Secretary of State and Fourth District Congressman Todd Rokita announced Wednesday, May 20, that he is seeking the Republican nomination for the Office of Attorney General at the upcoming Indiana Republican State Convention.
Rokita, twice elected statewide by general election voters, is running to bring certainty to the race and help Republicans hold onto the seat in November.
Incumbent Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill, whose law license was recently suspended by the state Supreme Court for 30 days, is expected to face re-election challenges from both Democrats and Republicans this year. He was suspended in connection with groping allegations by four women at a party in 2018.
“Among the Republicans running for Attorney General, no other candidate has won a statewide general election twice, and no other candidate has a multi-office proven record of standing behind our God-given rights. I am A-rated in defending our Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, and I have a 100% proven voting record of defending the right-to-life, no exceptions,” said Rokita.
“We know in our hearts and minds the November voters will look for a tested, experienced and mature legal mind; not someone embroiled in controversy or still learning on the job,” said Rokita. “These are uncertain and unprecedented times. We need the certainty of a proven conservative who can win in the fall.”
As Indiana Secretary of State, Rokita led the charge against voter fraud by fighting for, and successfully implementing, the nation’s first-ever photo voter ID law. With a strong legal background, he created the Secretary of State’s financial crimes unit and aggressively pursued those that defrauded Hoosiers, winning convictions. As a Congressman, Rokita fought Washington bureaucrats and the establishment to push for fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.
“Running against a Republican officeholder is not something I ever would want to do, in just about any circumstance. But our incumbent is wounded. The unanimous Supreme Court ruling, by Republican-appointed and conservative justices, after a significant investigation of the facts made this choice clear,” said Rokita.
“The Court stated in writing that our attorney general ‘committed criminal battery’ and suspended his law license,” said Kosciusko County Chairman Mike Ragan. “Our party must put forward a new, proven, and trusted nominee, and there is no better choice than Todd Rokita.”
“We are in great danger of losing the seat to a George Soros-funded liberal Democrat if we don’t rally around a new candidate. There is no way that I, or any other true concerned conservative, should let that happen. I am supporting Todd Rokita because he has a proven record of success on the ballot and an impeccable record of supporting our values,” said LaGrange County Republican Party Chairman and Delegate Patricia Brown.
Rokita has built a well-known reputation over the years for being an independent leader and aggressive fighter on behalf of conservative principles.
“I have fought for our Republican ideals working in the trenches alongside and supporting candidates up and down the ballot. Running for Attorney General is not a step I take lightly. I am not coming to this race because some powers on high asked or told me to do so. I am coming to this race to protect our shared values. I am not – and will not – be controlled by anyone or anything other than our shared beliefs,” said Rokita.