For the second time this election season, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita was nominated as the GOP candidate for the 4th District. The Indiana Republican Party held a special caucus on Saturday morning to refill the spot that was left vacant last month after Rokita attempted to replace Gov. Mike Pence’s position as the Republican gubernatorial candidate. “I know we’re here, really, because I filled out a form to declare vacancy for this position after 69 percent of the people — Republicans — voted for me in the primary. And I feel I owe a little bit of an explanation,” Rokita said to the voters gathered at Faith East Community Center.
“Let me just tell you this: If I was faced with the same decision 1,000 times — whether not to have the opportunity to run for governor, but to have the duty to run for governor and make sure this state does not slide back from where this party brought it over the last decade — I would make the same decision 1,000 times,” he said.
There was a slight delay in the ballot counting process because 203 people voted, but only 202 people signed in Saturday morning.
Rokita faced challengers Kevin Grant, Nick John Kavadas and Clayton Tomasino. Tomasino was not at the caucus. The present candidates were made aware of the results and chose not to hold another round of voting.
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