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Monday, April 17, 2017 5:10 pm

Rokita has $1.5 million for possible Senate run

BRIAN FRANCISCO | The Journal Gazette

Rep. Todd Rokita, R-4th, who might run for the U.S. Senate, announced Monday that his House campaign raised $321,000 in contributions during the first quarter of this year and has more than $1.5 million in cash on hand.

Rokita said in a statement that nearly all of his first-quarter campaign contributions were raised in March "as we expanded our finance team." 

He and Rep. Luke Messer, R-6th, are considering seeking the Republican nomination for the seat held by Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. Donnelly stands for re-election in 2018.

Donnelly recently announced he raised $1.3 million in the first quarter and has more than $2.5 million in cash on hand. Messer announced he raised more than $700,000 in the quarter and has more than $1.6 million in cash.

Announced candidates for the GOP Senate nomination are Kokomo attorney Mark Hurt and Hamilton County businessman Terry Henderson.