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Rokita unopposed at Indiana GOP convention, lieutenant governor race contested

Todd Rokita holds up his hand in acknowledgment in the Indiana House balcony. Rokita is a White man with dark, slightly graying hair. He is wearing a dark suit and white shirt with yellow tie.
Brandon Smith
IPB News
Attorney General Todd Rokita is unopposed at the 2024 Indiana Republican Party convention as he seeks reelection.

Incumbent Todd Rokita will be the Republican nominee for attorney general this year after no one signed up to challenge him at the state GOP convention next month.

Rokita was first elected as attorney general four years ago and has attracted plenty of controversy in the office. Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings reportedly explored challenging the incumbent at the convention, but ultimately Rokita will be unopposed.

The race for lieutenant governor will be contested, which is unusual. Typically, the party’s candidate for governor picks their running mate and the convention delegates confirm that choice.

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But ultraconservative pastor Micah Beckwith decided to buck that trend and has been running for lieutenant governor separately. He’ll face off against Julie McGuire, the candidate endorsed by gubernatorial nominee Mike Braun to be his running mate.

Brandon is our Statehouse bureau chief. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

Brandon Smith has covered the Statehouse for Indiana Public Broadcasting for more than a decade, spanning three governors and a dozen legislative sessions. He's also the host of Indiana Week in Review, a weekly political and policy discussion program seen and heard across the state. He previously worked at KBIA in Columbia, Missouri and WSPY in Plano, Illinois. His first job in radio was in another state capitol - Jefferson City, Missouri - as a reporter for three stations around the Show-Me State.