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Democrat Baron Hill is dropping out of the race for Indiana’s open U-S Senate seat. In a statement, Hill says his campaign has made progress in the race against Republican Representative Todd Young. But the Democrat says that progress isn’t enough against what he calls the oncoming slew of “special interest” money. Hill says Democrats can win the Senate race if they have a candidate with money and name recognition.

Dan Coats

Earlier this week, Republican Sen. Dan Coats stopped by the WBOI Studios to talk about some of the big issues Congress needs to address once members return from their August recess. 

In the first half of a two-part interview, WBOI’s Katy Anderson asked Sen. Coats about his thoughts on the Iran nuclear deal and the fight against the Islamic State. 

Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Just two days after U.S. Senator Dan Coats announced he won’t seek reelection next year, a contender  is throwing his hat into the ring. 

Eric Holcomb steered former Governor Mitch Daniels’ 2008 reelection campaign, led the Indiana  Republican Party and most recently served as State Chief of Staff to Senator Dan Coats. 

But Thursday,  Holcomb announced a personal first: a run for office.

“And that’s why today, ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud, I’m excited," says Holcomb, "to announce my candidacy for the United States Senate.”