Todd Rokita

In Indiana and West Virginia, Republican candidates run against a capital run by Republicans

In Indiana and West Virginia, Republican candidates run against a capital run by Republicans

Mike Braun faces two opponents in his self-financed quest to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. While speaking to dozens of Republicans at a Lincoln Day dinner, however, he quickly trains his fire on another foe: Washington.

"Too many people go there, they get involved, and they become a member of the swamp, and they forget where they came from," he said in this farm town. "You've got my guarantee. At my stage of the game, I'm doing it because I'm fed up with business as usual. And I'm not going to be beholden to anyone."

Even though Republicans control all levers of government, GOP candidates are running against Washington, echoing President Donald...

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