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Mike BraunREPRepublican United States Senator
68
Years of Age
6
Years of Experience
INResidence (state)

Michael Kent Braun (born March 24, 1954) is an American businessman and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Indiana since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he previously represented the 63rd district in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2014 to 2017. Braun was elected to the United States Senate in 2018, defeating Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly.Braun opposes the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, abortion, and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. He has called on the Republican Party to take climate change more seriously. He supported President Donald Trump's trade and tariff policies, although he was an advocate for free trade previously. Braun voted to acquit Trump in the impeachment trial related to the Trump-Ukraine scandal. After Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election and Trump refused to concede, making false claims of fraud, Braun defended Trump's efforts to overturn the election results. Braun is set to run for governor of Indiana in 2024, having filed election papers on November 30, 2022, after months of speculation.

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Campaign Funding

20
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$18,430,272
Total Raised
$18,358,687
Total Spent
$71,583
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Retired$788,270
59%
Republican/Conservative$471,575
59%
Securities & Investment$467,920
34%
Real Estate$274,059
31%
Leadership PACs$249,500
23%
Lawyers/Law Firms$185,060
23%
Oil & Gas$183,763
22%
Automotive$175,598
20%
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$160,906
19%
Health Professionals$154,600
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Harvard Business School
Jasper High School
Wabash College
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Senator
United States Senate
2019 - Current
Representative
Indiana House of Representatives
2014 - 2017
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Meyer Distributing and Meyer Logistics
1981 - Current
Co-Founder
Crystal Farms, Incorporated
1979
Other Experience1 - 19 of 19
Member
Quail and Upland Game Alliance
Current
Board Member
Greater Jasper Consolidated School Board
2004 - 2014
Member
Quail Unlimited
Member
Nature Conservancy
Member
I-67 Development Corporation
Member
Indiana Woodland Owners Association
Member
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
Board Member
Conexus Indiana Logistics Council
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Ways and Means Committee, Indiana State House of Representatives
Former Member
Select Committee on Government Reduction Committee, Indiana State House of Representatives
Former Member
Roads and Transportation Committee, Indiana State House of Representatives
Former Member
Education Committee, Indiana State House of Representatives
Former Member
Environment and Public Works Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate