NEW: Indiana GOP Ousts Attorney General After Groping Allegations

Jul 10, 2020

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans have scuttled Attorney General Curtis Hill's bid for reelection following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party. Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita prevailed Friday in mail-in voting by state convention delegates. The state Republican chairman said Rokita defeated Hill with 52% of the vote in a third round of voting after two lesser-known candidates finished last in previous rounds. Rokita said he entered the race because Hill had a history of "bad judgment, bad choices and not taking responsibilities" marring his time as state government's top lawyer.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Votes are being tallied to decide whether Republicans will nominate Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill for a new term despite allegations of groping four women that resulted in a month-long suspension of his law license. State Republican leaders are scheduled to announce Friday afternoon the results of mail-in voting by state GOP convention delegates among four candidates. Hill has denied wrongdoing and has long worked to build support among social conservatives. But former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita argues Hill has a history of "bad judgment, bad choices and not taking responsibilities," leaving him vulnerable to defeat by Democrats in the November election.