Over the weekend, Scott Schneider quietly announced he would not be running for reelection to his Senate seat in 2016.
He said it was to concentrate on his family's ice business, but political insiders speculate that the district's numbers are close enough that his co-sponsorship of RFRA might actually be a factor.
The district includes much of the north side of Indianapolis including much of Washington and a little bit of Lawrence Township, but it also includes parts of Carmel and Fishers. It's a district that looks, on paper, to be closer than ever.
In 2012, Schneider slipped past Tim Delaney by just 928 votes. His 34,445 votes constituted just 49.3% of the vote against Delaney and Libertarian F.C. Peterson.
Schneider is a former City-County Councillor and was elected by his party to the Senate seat in 2009 replacing Senator Teresa Lubbers.
The question is now, who will the Republicans get to run for the seat and who will the Democrats get to oppose that person?