Allen County State Legislators Endorse Luke Messer
January 05, 2018
FORT WAYNE (Friday, Jan. 5, 2018) — Two Allen County state legislators announced their support for Luke Messer today, joining a growing list of Northeast Indiana leaders who have endorsed Messer in his campaign for United States Senate.
Allen County State Reps. Martin Carbaugh and Dave Heine both publicly endorsed Messer today following a breakfast meeting with Messer in Fort Wayne. Allen County is the second-highest Republican plurality voting county in the state.
“Luke Messer has my full endorsement because we need conservative champions like him in the US Senate. Luke is more than rhetoric. He has a proven record of conservative leadership and results. Unlike our current Senator, Joe Donnelly, who says one thing and votes the opposite way,” said Rep. Martin Carbaugh.
“Luke Messer has the momentum in this race. He’s working to pass the Trump-Pence agenda, has a track record of results both in Indiana and in Congress, and is the conservative who can unite our party and beat Joe Donnelly,” said Rep. Dave Heine.
Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long and former State Senator Tom Wyss both previously endorsed Messer for Senate.
“I’m honored to receive the support of these outstanding Allen County leaders as we work to fix the broken U.S. Senate and give Hoosiers a Senator who votes with them 100 percent of the time,” Messer said.
“While the Republican Party is blessed to have a number of candidates interested in the seat, I believe Luke to be the absolute best person to effectively represent the interests of all Hoosiers in the US Senate. At a time when seemingly nothing gets done in Washington and partisanship is more important to some than country, Luke Messer is the type of strong yet thoughtful conservative who can help break through the quagmire of inaction and put the interests of our state and nation first. I am honored to endorse Luke Messer to be our next United States Senator from Indiana,” said President Pro Tempore David Long at the time of his endorsement.
More than 200 grassroots leaders are supporting Messer in his Senate campaign.
Last month, Messer announced endorsements
from 30 elected leaders in Hamilton County – the highest plurality Republican-voting county in the state – including Congresswoman Susan Brooks, State Rep. Todd Huston, all four mayors and all three County Commissioners.