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Michigan City News Dispatch: Messer visits Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY — U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., from Indiana’s sixth congressional district and current Republican Senate candidate for Indiana, stopped by Michigan City on Friday afternoon.

Messer met with La Porte County Commissioner Rich Mrozinski and other members of the community at Fiddlehead Restaurant to discuss issues facing veterans in the area and across Indiana.

“One of our biggest priorities is to honor the men and women who served,” Messer said. “It is a very high priority that we keep our commitments and honor our veterans.”

Messer added part of the reason why Fiddlehead was chosen was because of the fact that the restaurant does great work in the ongoing effort to employ veterans.

“Veterans Day is one day each year, to thank the men and women who served,” he said. “Part of why we met at Fiddlehead is because of their veterans program.”

Messer, who is one of several candidates running for the GOP nomination in the state of Indiana for U.S. Senate, added he has ties to the area and that his family is proud of the military service that runs in their family.

“Both of my grandfathers served,” he said. “One of my grandfathers graduated from Westville High School. It is fun to be back in La Porte County.”

Messer went on to say it is imperative in his mind that the Senate do more to help veterans and if elected he plans to do just that.

“The United States Senate is broken,” he said. “We have to do more to help veterans by acting. Don’t just talk about it, act.”

The Indiana primary is on May 8 and the winner of the GOP Senate race will square off against Democrat and incumbent candidate Joe Donnelly in the November general election.