|Rep. Christina Hale|
State Rep. Christina Hale said she's not going to run for Senate, but she will be seeking reelection to the Indiana House, according to the Associated Press. That's the good news in all of this. While Hale won't run for the Senate, her leadership is needed in the Indiana House, and her absence from the Democratic Caucus would be felt.
Hale has become a rock star in the Indiana House on the Democratic side of the aisle for her outspoken work on a wide variety of issues that have long needed attention.
She was first elected in 2012 defeating incumbent Cindy Noe by just a few votes. She won reelection in 2014 by a wider margin. District 87 remains one of just a handful of competitive districts in the Indiana General Assembly.
As for the Senate race in 2016, Hill is now the only Democrat in the race. Eric Holcomb and Marlin Stutzman are running on the Republican side with Todd Young likely to enter.