Former U.S. Rep. Luke Messer has joined Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting as a principal in its Washington, D.C., office, where he will advise companies on federal regulatory and policy issues. th District before seeking the GOP nomination in last year’s U.S. Senate contest. That made him ineligible to seek another term in the House. Messer lost that Senate primary race to Mike Braun, who went on to unseat Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat. Messer will co-lead the firm’s federal advocacy team with FaegreBD principal Ted Bristol, who served as legislative advisor to senior Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate. “I am excited to join a major firm with a strong presence in Washington, D.C., and nationwide,” Messer said in a statement. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to help clients navigate the complex maze of federal policy decisions in Washington.” Messer previously served as executive director of the Indiana Republican Party and then as … [Read more...] about Former Rep. Luke Messer joins FaegreBD consulting team in D.C.
INDIANAPOLIS — A wealthy former state lawmaker defeated two congressmen Tuesday in Indiana’s Republican Senate primary, ending a bitter campaign dominated by personal attacks that drew national attention for its nasty tone.Republican Mike Braun advances to a November matchup with Democrat Joe Donnelly, who is considered one of the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbents.It was an outcome few expected when Braun launched his campaign in August against the two well established political brands, who have collectively served about 25 years in elected office.The owner of a national auto parts distribution company, Braun used his own wealth to lend his campaign more than $6 million. He proceeded to carpet bomb television with ads characterizing Braun as an “outsider” while portraying Messer and Rokita as two “swamp brothers” cut from the same cloth.In one particularly effective ad, Braun walked around his hometown of Jasper carrying cardboard cutouts of … [Read more...] about Mike Braun defeats Luke Messer and Todd Rokita in Indiana GOP Senate primary
None Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson speaks during a hearing in the House chamber Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in Indianapolis on slot machines and a proposed new stadium for the Indianapolis Colts. Listening are, from left, Reps. Scott Reske, D-Pendelton, Luke Messer, R-Shelbyville, and Michael Murphy, R-Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Star, Frank Espich) FRANK ESPICH, AP … [Read more...] about U.S. Rep. Luke Messer through the years
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Indiana Senate Race 2018: Here's a quick look at GOP rivals Luke Messer, Todd Rokita and Mike Braun The GOP primary in the Indiana U.S. Senate race in 2018 is one of those most competitive in the nation. Here's a closer look at the candidates. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Dwight Adams,Maureen Groppe and Robert King, IndyStar Published 2:57 p.m. ET May 7, 2018 CLOSE On this edition of "The Drop," Justin Mack breaks down the big primary headlines and hooks you up with the Indiana Voter Guide. Stephen J. … [Read more...] about Indiana Senate Race 2018: Here’s a quick look at GOP rivals Luke Messer, Todd Rokita and Mike Braun
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Varvel: Luke Messer's 'Trump deserves the Nobel Prize' gambit Congressman is not alone in trumpeting the president's success in negotiating with North Korea Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Gary Varvel, [email protected] Published 2:45 p.m. ET May 1, 2018 | Updated 3:18 p.m. ET May 1, 2018 CLOSE Watch Gary Varvel's method of drawing the GOP Senate candidates transformation in this time lapse video. Gary Varvel Congressman's support for the President could win Trump voters CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about Varvel: Luke Messer’s ‘Trump deserves the Nobel Prize’ gambit