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.Businessman Mike Braun wins Indiana's GOP Senate primary, CNN projects
Cnn ^ | May 8 , 2018

Posted on 05/08/2018 5:57:02 PM PDT by SMGFan

(CNN)Mike Braun, a businessman and former state representative, has won Indiana's Republican primary, CNN projects, and is set to face Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in one of the marquee Senate contests of this year's midterm elections.

Braun began the race as a little-known figure outside his hometown of Jasper in rural southwestern Indiana. But he spent more than $5 million of his own money on the race, allowing him to dwarf his opponents, GOP Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, in television advertising. Rokita and Messer relentlessly attacked Braun for his history of voting in Democratic primaries in a county where the party until recently held a firm grip on local offices. And his auto parts distribution business is certain to face scrutiny, particularly because Braun has criticized other candidates for backing free trade agreements.

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Hope he w ins in November.
1 posted on 05/08/2018 5:57:02 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Guess that’s good. No rings from congress. Hopefully he won’t shoot himself in the foot like the last one. I say keep the lowest profile possible and let the Trump supporters carry him over the finish line in this red state.


2 posted on 05/08/2018 6:01:43 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: SMGFan

There have been only a few topics with Braun,s name.
One topic,
Tom Coburn endorsing him.
And another topic called him Conservative outsider.


3 posted on 05/08/2018 6:03:19 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Rings = rino spellchecked?


4 posted on 05/08/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: SMGFan

The only men we trust are those that can’t be bribed by RINOs.


5 posted on 05/08/2018 6:09:47 PM PDT by raiderboy (" we’ll close down the country because we need border" DJT NOW !!)
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To: SMGFan

Sorry pal.


6 posted on 05/08/2018 6:09:52 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Very solid pick. Self funded campaign, Business background served several terms in the IN Legislature. Even Karl Rove had to admit Bruan has a very good chance to defeat Donnley.


7 posted on 05/08/2018 6:12:23 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ("The political class is a bureaucracy designed to perpetuate itself" Rush Limbaugh)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Amazing. He wins in the general and he can ride Trump’s coattails for 6 years and if things go as WE think they will he can CRUISE to reelection in 2024. Might be putting the cart before the horse but he can set himself up for the next 12 years! Nice work if you can get it. All he has to do is not go Flake on US.


8 posted on 05/08/2018 6:12:58 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Baris of PPD says he can beat Donnelly.


9 posted on 05/08/2018 6:13:39 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually" (Hendix))
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To: DIRTYSECRET
And the cherry on top?

Bruan repeatedly stated “I am going to the US Senate to sever as reinforcements for President Trump.”

Pretty much welded his political wagon to Trump

10 posted on 05/08/2018 6:16:28 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ("The political class is a bureaucracy designed to perpetuate itself" Rush Limbaugh)
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To: SMGFan

I voted for Braun, He lives in Jasper, Indiana...an hour from where I live. He is a friend of a very good friend of mine. He is the real deal, from what I have seen. Solid pick!


11 posted on 05/08/2018 6:17:27 PM PDT by MasonGal
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The media will try to make Braun the next Mourdock, and get him to step on his crank. It will be the same sort of “gotcha” abortion question that torpedoed Mourdock and made Donnelly Senator.

Unfortunately, of the three candidates, Braun is mostly likely to comply.


12 posted on 05/08/2018 6:19:31 PM PDT by henkster (Monsters from the Id.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

My iPad automatically changes my words too.


13 posted on 05/08/2018 6:20:38 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: MNJohnnie

All 3 were trying to be the Trumpiest candidate in the race.

I didn’t know until I stood in front of the voting machine whether I would punch the button for Rokita or Braun. Messer was just plain uninspiring.

Rokita, I feared, would be the most likely to shoot himself in the foot before November.

So, Braun it was.


14 posted on 05/08/2018 6:23:09 PM PDT by digger48
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To: MasonGal

No doubt the opposition is going try to trip him up with abortion questions happened 2012 with GOP candidates.


15 posted on 05/08/2018 6:23:19 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: MasonGal

Mason gal, ther are rumors up here in Lafayette that Braun has been a democrat in the past. Is this true?


16 posted on 05/08/2018 6:24:08 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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Alright, Braun seems like a good guy, an outsider but not some crank with an ax to grind.

And his ads were right — his opponents were indistinguishable.


17 posted on 05/08/2018 6:24:09 PM PDT by CharleysPride (Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Thank you, President Trump.)
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To: MustKnowHistory

He was one until 2012. He served in the legislature as a Republican, though.


18 posted on 05/08/2018 6:25:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: LS

No senate race has ever perplexed me like this one. I hope that the general election is won by the most conservative candidate, period. I don’t know who that really is. I want a true Trump supporter. No more fakes. Not sure when the Swamp will understand that.


19 posted on 05/08/2018 6:28:46 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: MustKnowHistory

He did a lengthy intervies on WIBC and explained it this was...

He lived in a district that was predominately Democrat at the time. Republicans didn’t even field candidates for many local races.

Like my county, only with republicans. There were only 2 democrats on the entire ticket, both unopposed.

If one wants to have a say in local government, you have to vote for the choices available. In my county,, it’s only Republicans. In Brauns, it was only democrats.

I checked his voting record in the state legislature, and he seemed to vote the way I would have hoped he would have.


20 posted on 05/08/2018 6:31:39 PM PDT by digger48
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