Luke Messer Files for United States Senate
January 31, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018) – Luke Messer today filed to run for United States Senate.
Joined by supporters, Messer submitted his verified petition signatures required to get on the 2018 ballot with Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson.
“I’m running for U.S. Senate to defeat Joe Donnelly and give Hoosiers a Senator who will fight for Indiana’s families and pass the Trump-Pence agenda,” Messer said. “Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate is broken and failing the American people. Joe Donnelly is a big part of the problem. Joe tells us he’s working with the President, but time and again he votes with Washington liberals to obstruct the Trump agenda. Hoosiers deserve a Senator who votes with us 100 percent of the time.”
Messer was the first IN-Senate candidate to announce he had all of his signatures verified by County Clerks to qualify for the ballot. Filing ends Feb. 9.
Earlier this month, Messer won the Indiana Republican Party’s U.S. Senate Straw Poll with 45 percent of the vote, coming in 20 points ahead of his five primary opponents. The State Party’s Straw Poll has been called the first major bellwether for the U.S. Senate primary.
Messer recently launched his 3-step plan to fix the broken U.S. Senate. His plan includes 1) Ending the filibuster 2) Speeding up the Presidential confirmation process and 3) Imposing term limits.