Rokita pledged strong support for police officers.
“Not only will I not defund the police, I will defend them at every turn,” he said. “The rule of law has to apply to each of us.”
In introducing Rokita, state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, made frequent reference to Rokita’s service as secretary of state.
“When he was secretary of state, he modernized the whole office. He cleaned up elections,” Soliday said, include shepherding the voter ID law through the legislative process. That law is now used by 30 states, Soliday said.
In Congress, Rokita served on the powerful House Budget Committee. “He made sure the Washington swamp didn’t fatten their budgets,” Soliday said. “If we don’t elect Todd Rokita, it’s…