Mike Braun

In what’s been largely characterized as a contest between two Republican members of Congress, Meyer Distributing Inc. CEO Mike Braun has made the first statewide TV and radio buys in the Indiana Senate primary.

Roll Call reported that former state Rep. Mike Braun’s $329,000 three-week radio and TV buy signals he’s making this a three-person race. He announced his campaign in August. 

The TV ad will air in the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend broadcast media markets beginning Tuesday (Nov. 14) through Dec. 1, with a week off for Thanksgiving.

Braun founded Meyer Distributing in the mid 1980’s in Haysville, Ind. The distributor of automotive and truck accessories and has since forged a nationwide footprint. The TV spot plays up Braun’s business experience and credentials as a “conservative outsider.”

“I built a successful national company here in my hometown of Jasper, and it’s time we had some Hoosier know-how in the Senate, rather than more career politicians,” Braun says in the ad. 

The radio ad opens and closes with the words, “Businessman. Outsider. Conservative.”

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