Congressman Luke Messer emerged the victor Saturday of a straw poll of Republican U.S. Senate candidates.
Each of the six GOP Senate candidates delivered a short speech before 326 party activists in attendance cast their votes in the event organized by the Indiana Republican Party.
Rep. Messer (R-Shelbyville) won at 45 percent (147 votes). He calls the result “important momentum.”
“But there’s a whole lot of work to do between now and Election Day,” Messer says. “In a lot of ways, this is just the green flag to the four-month race before us.”