Rokita will face John Dale in race for District 4

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Incumbent Todd Rokita won by a landslide, but it was a lot closer on the Democratic side. Rokita will face John Dale in November’s general election.

The Republican race for U.S. Representative, District 4 resulted in Todd Rokita being named the winner by a 40-point margin over challenger and Lafayette-based financial adviser and Army veteran Kevin Grant. Rokita earned 71 percent of the vote to Grant’s 29 percent.

Rokita is seeking a third House term in November. He was in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, but released this pre-recorded statement.

“Serving the people of Indiana is a great honor,” said Rokita. “And I’m humbled to be the Republican nominee for Congress for Indiana’s 4th District. I’m running for Congress to continue fighting for all people, so they can build a better life for themselves and their family.”

In the Democratic primary, five candidates were on the primary ballot. But only one prevailed, Rokita will face Democrat John Dale in November’s general election.

Dale beat four other men in a crowded field for the Democratic nod in the 4th District with 42 percent of the vote.

Dale is a political newcomer. He is a history and government teacher at Western Boone High School and the wrestling coach at Southwestern Middle School. His wife is former TSC Board President Kathy Dale.

“It feels good to win. I feel like my team put the effort in,” said Dale. “It was a good race. My biggest problem with our current representative is that he doesn’t reach across the aisle. That’s what I feel like I can do.”

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