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Indiana Sen. Mike Braun to run for governor in 2024

<p>Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind.,celebrates his win in the Senate race Nov. 6, 2019, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. Braun announced his decision to run for governor of Indiana on Nov. 30.</p>

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind.,celebrates his win in the Senate race Nov. 6, 2019, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. Braun announced his decision to run for governor of Indiana on Nov. 30.

Indiana Sen. Mike Braun filed paperwork Wednesday to run for governor of Indiana in 2024. 

Braun has served as Indiana senator since 2019 after he defeated Todd Rokita and Luke Messer in the Republican primary and unseated incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly. Prior to that he represented the 63rd district in the Indiana House of Representatives.  

Related: [Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announces he will not run for reelection in 2023]

Current governor Eric Holcomb is not eligible to run for governor in 2024 because the term limits in Indiana only allow governors to serve for eight years out of a twelve-year period. He will be eligible to run again in 2028.  

Braun’s legislative interests as U.S. Senator include protecting the second amendment, securing the border and lowering government spending.  

Braun’s first term in the senate will end in 2024, and his candidacy for governor will allow other republicans to run for the seat.  

Related: [What’s next for Indiana politics post-2022 midterm elections?]

Republican Eric Doden, a businessman from Fort Wayne, has also declared his candidacy for governor.  

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