“Because of our generous contributors and loyal supporters, we influenced the debate on our nation’s future and helped train a new generation of young conservatives along the way,” Hurt said. “While no longer a candidate, I’m as determined as ever to ensure a commonsense conservative is elected in November.”
“Living here, as I said, raising a family here, going to church here and you run the business here, you hope then to explain those life experiences so that their voices are heard,” he said, “and really push forward the idea of cutting the debt and getting the government out of many areas of our lives.”
"I'm not a career politician. I'm not in elected office. I believe in term limits. I think if we move from that, people start thinking about self-interest and not what's in America's interest," Hurt said. "I'm one of you. I'm not in D.C.. I'm not a member of the elite squad. I don't have $2 million. I'm out on the front lines."
Mark Hurt used to work in Washington, D.C., helping congressmen with legislation.Now, he’d like to follow in the footsteps of one of his former bosses, Indiana Sen. Dan Coats.
Hurt, an attorney from Kokomo, is one of several Republicans seeking the party’s nomination for U.S. Senate next year for the chance to take on incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly. He visited Albion Monday evening and spoke about his candidacy to the Noble County Republican Women’s group at its meeting.