Todd Rokita

Indiana Attorney General Continues Business Advisory Roles

Mar 11, 2021
Brandon Smith/IPB News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s new attorney general is being paid by private businesses for consulting work, including $25,000 a year for advising a Connecticut-based pharmaceutical company. Republican Todd Rokita outlined work with several companies during 2020 with a financial disclosure report filed Wednesday with the state ethics commission. The Indianapolis Star reports that federal filings show NanoViricides pays Rokita $25,000 a year and provided him $15,000 in stock for his ongoing work with the company.

(ALAN MBATHI/IPB NEWS)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s newly elected attorney general says state ethics officials have cleared his ongoing role with a health benefits consulting firm in which he has an ownership stake, but he has declined to release that opinion. Republican Todd Rokita began his term as state government’s top lawyer in early January while still working for Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits, a company he joined as a top executive in 2019 after ending 10 years in Congress.

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A Tweet from Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita was flagged Monday because it could lead to a “risk of violence” according to Twitter.

 Over the weekend, Indiana’s top law enforcement officer posted a Valentine’s Day image with the text“you stole my heart like a 2020 election” and a sketch of former President Donald Trump. In a subsequent Tweet, Rokita alleges the post was “tongue in cheek” but Indiana’s top law enforcementofficer has used his platform to question election results in multiple states. Rokita, a Republican,reiterated concerns about steps some states took to increase ballot access. According to a Twitter spokesperson, Rokita’s Tweet was flagged to add more context in line with thecompany’s Civic Integrity Policy.

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Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita was one of only four attorneys general who refused to sign a letter from a national bipartisan group of state and territory officials condemning the insurrection at the United States Capitol last week.

Rokita said he didn’t sign because the National Association of Attorneys General didn’t release a similar letter following national unrest last summer.

(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

An organization linked to the group responsible for robocalls urging recipients to march on the US Capitol last week gave more than $1 million to Hoosiers seeking office in 2020.  

The Republican Attorneys General Association’s Action Fund provided $944,600 to Todd Rokita’s recent AG campaign. Rokita was sworn into office Monday.

His campaign spokesman declined an interview, but insisted Rokita had no involvement or knowledge of the calls.

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Todd Rokita was sworn in Monday as Indiana’s new attorney general. And his inaugural address promised “liberty in action” under his administration.

NEW: INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Todd Rokita has staged a political comeback in winning the Indiana attorney general's office. The former congressman defeated former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel in a race that Democrats had targeted in hopes of winning their first statewide election since 2012. Rokita's campaign announced Tuesday he had tested positive for COVID-19 after developing "some symptoms" but was doing well.

Election Day: The Indiana Attorney General's Race

Nov 3, 2020
(COURTESY OF THE WEINZAPFEL AND ROKITA CAMPAIGNS)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The race for the Indiana attorney general’s office was the most-contested statewide campaign for this year’s election ballot. Democrats looking to break the stranglehold Republicans have over state government spent months castigating current Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women, only to see former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita narrowly defeat Hill for the GOP nomination.

Democrats Target Indiana A.G. Race

Oct 11, 2020
(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.

(Courtesy of the Weinzapfel and Rokita campaigns)

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill would rather a court eliminate the current vote-by-mail option for Hoosiers aged 65 or older than allow every eligible voter to cast a mail-in ballot.

Democrat Gains GOP Backer In Indiana Attorney General Race

Sep 10, 2020
(COURTESY OF THE WEINZAPFEL CAMPAIGN)

 

(Courtesy of the Weinzapfel and Rokita campaigns)

The field for Indiana attorney general is set, as Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel faces off against Republican Todd Rokita.

(WFIU/WTIU)

Former Secretary of State Todd Rokita is the Indiana Republican Party’s nominee for attorney general.

(Lauren Chapman/IPB News and WFIU/WTIU)

The four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for attorney general made pitches to state party delegates Thursday in a virtual convention broadcast. The in-person convention was canceled this year due to COVID-19.

Ex-Congressman Rokita Joins Indiana Attorney General Race

May 20, 2020
Tyler Lake/WTIU

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita has entered the Indiana attorney general’s race. Rokita said Wednesday that he will challenge embattled Attorney General Curtis Hill because his fellow Republican has been “wounded” by allegations he drunkenly groped a state lawmaker and three other women at a party. Rokita's entrance comes after the state Supreme Court ordered a 30-day law license suspension for Hill over the groping allegations. Hill has denied doing anything wrong. Rokita says he’s seeking the GOP nomination to help Republicans keep the statewide post in November.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A group that speaks for train passengers wants the Senate to reject the nomination of a former Indiana congressman for Amtrak's board of directors.

The Rail Passengers Association says Todd Rokita voted in 2015 and 2017 to eliminate public funding of Amtrak, although lawmakers continued the support. He was a Republican member of the House Transportation Committee during his eight years in Congress.

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7 PM

The candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Joe Donnelly meet to debate one last time before the May 8 Primary Election. Former State Rep. Mike Braun faces off against U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita.

The debate sponsored by the Indiana Debate Commission takes place at the studios of WFYI in Indianapolis and is moderated by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz.