Democrats Target Indiana A.G. Race

Oct 11, 2020

The 2020 race for Indiana attorney general is between Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel, left, and Republican Todd Rokita.
Credit (COURTESY OF THE WEINZAPFEL AND ROKITA CAMPAIGNS)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Democrats are targeting the state attorney general’s race as their best chance to break the stranglehold Republicans have over state government. They spent months castigating current Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill over allegations that he drunkenly groped a state lawmaker and three other women, only to see former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita narrowly defeat Hill for the GOP nomination in July. Democratic candidate Jonathan Weinzapfel, a former Evansville mayor, says he wants to tone down partisanship from the state's top lawyer. Rokita counters as an unabashed President Donald Trump supporter with an aggressive law-and-order and anti-abortion agenda.