U.S. Sen. Braun formally announces run for Indiana governor

Published: Dec. 12, 2022 at 1:26 PM EST
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INDIANAPOLIS (WNDU) - Indiana Sen. Mike Braun (R) has formally announced he’s running for Indiana governor in 2024.

Braun filed paperwork with the secretary of state’s office back in November, but he made the announcement in Indianapolis on Monday.

“I truly believe that Indiana’s best days are ahead of us,” Braun said. “And when you look at it — when you are a great place, you are a state that does so many things correct — it doesn’t mean you can’t get a little better at it. I’ve been a believer that there is always room for improvement.

“I think that by coming back home and finishing out two years as a senator that there are measurable things we can get done,” he added.

Braun, 68, had openly expressed interest for months in trying to replace Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, who can’t seek reelection due to term limits, rather than running again for the U.S. Senate seat he won in 2018. The two elections will take place at the same time.

Braun joins Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, who launched her bid for Indiana governor on Monday, in what could become an expensive fight for the Republican nomination.