US Senate candidate stops by West Lafayette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Republican running in the May primary for U.S. Senate made a stop in West Lafayette.

Mark Hurt met with supporters at Nine Irish Brothers Restaurant. Hurt is originally from Fairmont, Indiana, and graduated from Taylor University. He said voters can rely on his conservative values to make the right decisions. He says he just wants to help Hoosiers.

"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."

Hurt is running against six other Republicans in the May primary, who all look to unseat Democrat Joe Donnelly in 2018 midterm election. The primary field includes Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer.