FORT WAYNE, Ind.
(AP) - Indiana’s five Republican candidates for U.S. Senate have agreed to
take part in a debate next April in Fort Wayne.
Republican Party Chairman Steve Shine tells The Journal Gazette he’s
received commitments from each of the announced Republican Senate candidates
to participate in a “debate-style program.” He says a panel of journalists
is expected to ask the candidates questions.
The April 23 event
during the local party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner will come two weeks
before Indiana’s May 8 primary.
The five candidates
are: auto parts distributor Mike Braun of Jasper, Kokomo attorney Mark Hurt,
U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, and New Albany college administrator
for the GOP nomination to run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly in
next year’s general election.