Sen. Mike Braun to Run for Indiana Governor in 2024
By 270toWin Staff
November 30, 2022, 4:23 PM ET
Indiana Sen. Mike Braun has filed paperwork to run for governor in 2024. Braun will be looking to succeed fellow Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, who is ineligible to run for a third consecutive term.
An official announcement of Braun's candidacy is expected soon, per the Senator's Chief of Staff. Should that happen, a crowded Senate GOP primary field may evolve.
Indiana is one of just 10 GOP-held seats up in 2024. Democrats will be defending 21 seats. Two seats held by Senate independents that caucus with the Democrats are also on the ballot.
A special election is expected to be added to the list. Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse has announced his intention to resign in January to take over as President at the University of Florida. The timing will allow incoming GOP Gov. Jim Pillen to appoint a replacement who will serve through the special election. The seat will be up for a regular six-year term in 2026.
Analyst David Wasserman sees another competitive battle for control
Six vacancies in Georgia, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania will be contested
Only Democrats entered the race to succeed the late Barbara Cooper (D), so the primary winner will almost certainly be the next state rep here
34 seats, 23 held by Democrats or independents associated with the party will be contested next year
Three vacancies in the Virginia General Assembly, along with one in the Mississippi State House, will be filled Tuesday