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State agency director challenging Indiana attorney general

The head of the Indiana Department of Revenue has decided to challenge embattled state Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid seeking the Republican nomination for the office.

Posted: Jan 10, 2020 3:59 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Indiana Department of Revenue has decided to challenge embattled state Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid seeking the Republican nomination for the office.

Adam Krupp told The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette he would resign as the revenue department’s commissioner by the end of January to run full-time for attorney general.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Krupp to the position in 2017 after he previously was an attorney in then-Gov. Mike Pence’s office.

Hill announced in November he was seeking reelection even as he awaits the outcome from professional misconduct allegations of drunkenly groping four women that threaten his law license. Hill has denied wrongdoing, but the Indiana Supreme Court's Disciplinary Commission is seeking a two-year suspension of Hill’s law license, which would put his job as state government’s top lawyer in jeopardy.

Holcomb and other state GOP leaders have called for Hill’s resignation since those allegations became public in 2018.

Krupp said he spoke with Holcomb when he told him he would be resigning to seek the attorney general post. But he didn't ask for an endorsement and doesn't know whether he will receive one.

Krupp said he doesn't know whether Hill should have resigned.

“I think voters are ready for this to come to an end and then we'll see,” he said. “For me it's about bringing integrity to the office and focusing on organization leadership to the office."

The Republican attorney general nominee will be picked at the state party convention in June ahead of the November 2020 election.

Indianapolis attorney John Westercamp announced a bid for the GOP nomination last summer.

State Sen. Karen Tallian of Ogden Dunes and former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel are seeking the Democratic nomination.

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