IN AG RACE UPDATE: DAGA Statement on Jonathan Weinzapfel Victory in Indiana

June 17, 2020

Weinzapfel Ready to Work for Hoosiers; Restore Independence as Attorney General

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement from Executive Director Sean Rankin on the results from Indiana’s Democratic primary election for Attorney General. State Sen. Karen Tallian and former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel ran a competitive primary consistently outraising the ever-shuffling GOP candidate pool and building momentum for Democrats across the state. DAGA thanks both candidates for running smart primary races.

Statement from Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association:

“Today, Hoosiers came one step closer to electing an independent watchdog as state Attorney General. Jonathan Weinzapfel has spent his entire career fighting for Hoosier families, first as a state representative and then as Mayor of Evansville. As Attorney General, Weinzapfel will protect health care, defend protections for pre-existing conditions, and prioritize Hoosier families. After years of one-party rule, Indiana needs an independent watchdog who will serve as a much-needed check and balance across the state. Weinzapfel has a history of staying true to Indiana values, and standing up for what is right – regardless of party politics. We are proud to support his campaign, and we look forward to flipping this seat blue as Hoosiers get to know Jonathan Weinzapfel as the hard-working public servant they need as Attorney General.”

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Earlier this month, Cook Political Report moved Indiana’s AG race from Lean Republican to Toss Up.
  • The Republican primary is a mess as the Indiana GOP tries to distract voters from embattled incumbent AG Curtis Hill.
  • Learn more about Jonathan Weinzapfel’s key endorsements and campaign to become Indiana’s next Attorney General here.
  • For more on DAGA’s outlook in Indiana, check out the battleground states update here.