Mike Braun

United States Senator from Indiana since 2019

Michael K. Braun (born March 24, 1954) is an American businessman and politician. Braun is the junior United States Senator of Indiana since January 3, 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Mike Braun
United States Senator
from Indiana
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Serving with Todd Young
Preceded byJoe Donnelly
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the 63rd district
In office
November 5, 2014 – November 1, 2017
Preceded byMark Messmer
Succeeded byShane Lindauer
Personal details
Born
Michael K. Braun

(1954-03-24) March 24, 1954 (age 69)
Jasper, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Maureen
Children4
Alma materWabash College (BA)
Harvard University (MBA)

He was born in Jasper, Indiana. Braun studied at Wabash College and at Harvard Business School. He served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2014 to 2017, representing the 63rd District.

In August 2017, Braun announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate.[1] In November 2018, Braun defeated incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly.[2]

After Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election and Trump did not accept his defeat, Braun defended Trump's efforts to overturn the election results and his claims of election fraud.

In September 2022, it was reported that Braun would not run for re-election to the Senate and instead run for Governor of Indiana in the 2024 election. In November 2022, he officially announced his candidacy for Indiana governor.[3]

References change

  1. "Braun enters GOP Senate race". The Journal Gazette. August 8, 2017.
  2. Slodysko, Brian (2018-11-07). "GOP businessman defeats Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly". Associated Press. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  3. Wright, Alex Rogers,David (2022-11-30). "GOP Sen. Mike Braun files to run for Indiana governor in 2024, setting up open Senate race | CNN Politics". CNN. Retrieved 2022-11-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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