Indiana Republicans working to fill senate seat

Indiana Republicans are working to fill Senator Brandt Hershman's vacant seat. Senator Hershman officially resigned yesterday to work for a law firm in Washington D.C.

Posted: Jan 3, 2018 6:48 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana Republicans are working to fill Senator Brandt Hershman's vacant seat.

Senator Hershman officially resigned on Tuesday to work for a law firm in Washington D.C.

The party now has 29 days to schedule a caucus.

News 18 was told an announcement should be made within the next two weeks.

Eligible candidates within the Senate's seventh district can start filing now.

When the date is set, about 100 precinct members in Hershman's district will vote on who will fill the seat.

The candidate must receive 50 percent plus one vote to win.

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