Release: Hurt Thanks Supporters, Announces Next Steps

Kokomo, Indiana—Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Kokomo attorney Mark Hurt released a statement Friday evening thanking supporters and contributors.

“We are deeply grateful for the support we’ve seen these past 11 months. We came within throwing distance of the necessary ballot access signatures, but will not qualify,” Hurt said. “We are a nation of laws and these high bars were set to protect taxpayers. Instead of questioning the process, I’m looking ahead.”

“This year we have visited nearly every county in the state, meeting with voters and sharing our optimistic message,” Hurt said. “We entered this race because Senator Donnelly quit on Hoosiers, voting against our key interests.”

“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.”

“I’ll proudly support the eventual Republican nominee and I encourage our supporters to remain engaged in this important race,” Hurt said. "Thank you to our dedicated volunteers, my wife and family and the generous supporters who made this possible. I am forever grateful."

Mark Hurt was raised in the Summitville/Fairmount areas and is a graduate of Madison Grant High School. Mark is also a graduate of Taylor University, Baylor University (Foreign Relations) and Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University who formerly worked as a professional staff person for United States Senator, Dan Coats, Health Care Policy Advisor for Michigan Governor John Engler, and a co-Legislative Director for Congressman Fred Grandy.