INDIANA: State GOP Nominates Curtis Hill for Attorney General: Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney Curtis T. Hill, Jr. won the Republican nomination for Indiana attorney general during this weekend’s GOP State Convention. Hill was selected over three other candidates: former Republican Attorney General Steve Carter, State Senator Randy Head and Assistant Attorney General Abby Kuzma. Hill becomes the first African-American Republican in the state to secure a statewide constitutional office nomination. Hill says he'll protect Indiana residents from "an alarming rise" in substance abuse and violence and will fight "unconstitutional overreach" by the federal government. RAGA Chairman Bill Schuette also released a statement congratulating Hill on the nomination. “I want to congratulate Curtis Hill on securing the Republican Party nomination for attorney general during today’s GOP State Convention. Hoosiers gathered in a show of support and excitement to select the person best qualified to serve as the state’s top legal enforcement officer. I look forward to joining Curtis on the campaign trail to help him become Indiana’s next attorney general.” Hill will face retired Democrat Lake County Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Arredondo in the General Election. They're vying to replace Greg Zoeller, who is not seeking re-election.
Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) Chairman and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette released the following statement on Curtis Hill securing the Republican nomination for Indiana Attorney General:
“I want to congratulate Curtis Hill on securing the Republican Party nomination for attorney general during today’s GOP State Convention. Today, Hoosiers gathered in a show of support and excitement to select the person best qualified to serve as the state’s top legal enforcement officer. As the Prosecuting Attorney for Elkhart County, Curtis understands the importance the American justice system has in our society. Since 2002, Curtis has used his office to take a hard line against career and hardened criminals, initiating creative programs in alternative justice and addressing the growing drug problem. Curtis will defend the rule of law, push back against overreaching federal regulations that kill jobs, and serve as a strong partner in the ongoing fight against the Obama-Clinton job-killing initiatives. I can’t think of a better person to succeed our friend and colleague, Attorney General Greg Zoeller, who has served with honor and distinction since 2009. I look forward to joining Curtis on the campaign trail to help him become Indiana’s next attorney general.”
About RAGA: The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) is the only national organization whose mission is electing Republicans to the Office of State Attorney General. In 2014 Republican attorneys general became the clear majority, for the first time in our country’s history, increasing the total number of Republican attorneys general from 24 to 27, protecting all our 12 incumbents and turning three states from blue to red, by investing nearly $14 million into political spending.