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2016 U.S. Senate Race

Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, is retiring after 22 years at the capitol, leaving his Senate seat vacant.

The Senator served first as a U.S. Congressman from 1981 to 1989.

He was elected to the Senate in 1989 and served there until he gave up his seat in 1999 because of a self-imposed term limit. He became Senator for a second time in 2011.

Coats’ decision has led three Republicans, former Indiana GOP Chair Eric Holcomb, 3rd District Congressman Marlin Stutzman, and 9th District Congressman Todd Young, to seek his seat. Former Congressman

Baron Hill has also announced he will seek the seat on the Democratic ticket.

Whoever wins the seat will served with Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly.

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July 12, 2015


Republican Congressman Todd Young Joins U.S. Senate Race

Congressman Todd Young is the third Republican to enter the race for Sen. Dan Coats' seat.

May 9, 2015


Congressman Marlin Stutzman To Run For Senate

Stutzman seeks to replace Sen. Dan Coats, who announced earlier this year he is retiring.

March 26, 2015


Coats Aide Announces Senate Run

Holcomb has worked for several Indiana politicians but has never served in elected office himself.

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June 3, 2015


Former Congressman Baron Hill Announces Run For U.S. Senate

Hill said in a statement that he’ll fight to restore the American Dream, the middle class, and to build an economy where everyone has the chance to succeed

May 15, 2015


Former Congressman Baron Hill To Run For U.S. Senate

Former Democratic Congressman Baron Hill says he’s running for the U.S. Senate because Indiana needs someone who will fight for the working class.

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