|Young tells supporters he is considering a run for Senate|
Folks in the 9th US Congressional District are loyal.
The seat was held for four decades by Lee Hamilton, followed by a stint from Democrat Baron Hill and now, Todd Young (R-Paoli) has held the seat for five years.
Young is currently weighing the options of whether to run for another term or to seek election for the seat in the US Senate that will be open when Senator Dan Coats retires.
Young addressed Coats’ retirement and his own possible run for the seat in a letter to supporters last week.
“(Coats) came back to the Senate in 2010, the same year I was first elected,” Young said in the letter. “I can tell you from first-hand experience how tirelessly he’s fought for conservative values in Washington, and how important he’s been to young members of the Congressional delegation like me.”
Young said since Coats announcement he has received encouragement to run.
“Since (Coats) made his announcement, I’ve received countless emails, voicemails, and text messages from Hoosiers like you encouraging me to run for that Senate seat,” the letter continued. “Your support has been overwhelming, and I can’t thank you enough for the kind words over the past few days. Running for the U.S. Senate is a big decision, but it is something that Jenny and I are prayerfully considering and working through as a family.”
Young encouraged supporters to connect with him through a group text service by texting young to 67463.
He also wanted supporters to consider supporting his campaign financially.
“.Thanks again for all your support over the years, and for your encouragement this week,” he said in the letter’s closing. “We’ll make an announcement about the future in due time.”