Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (above) announced through social media Wednesday that he will seek a second term as attorney general, forgoing runs that had been rumored for governor or the U.S. Senate.
“Confirming I am seeking reelection in ’24,” Rokita posted to his Twitter account. “I am proud of my work bringing back nearly $1 billion to taxpayers in just over two years, fighting wokeism, protecting citizens and our jobs from federal overreach, bureaucrats and special interests while always standing up for liberty.”
Rokita, a Republican who served previously as Indiana secretary of state and a U.S. congressman representing west central Indiana, was elected attorney general in 2020, succeeding Curtis Hill, whom he defeated in convention for the nomination. Since taking office, he has clashed repeatedly with Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, and it has been speculated that he would seek to replace the term-limited governor rather than run for reelection in 2024.
It also has been speculated that he would run for U.S. Senate after incumbent Republican Mike Braun announced that he would run for governor in 2024; Braun defeated Rokita for the Senate nomination in 2018.
Rokita announced his bid for reelection as he is under investigation by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. The investigation stems from complaints over comments that Rokita made criticizing Indianapolis OB/GYN Caitlin Bernard. — The Indiana Citizen