Indiana Congressman: Manufacturing Sector Not As Weak As Trump Says It Is06:04
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on May 2, 2016 in Carmel, Indiana.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on May 2, 2016 in Carmel, Indiana. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Indiana voters will cast ballots in their state’s presidential primary today. The state could help cement Donald Trump’s bid for the Republican nomination or help Ted Cruz force a contested convention in July. But Republican Congressman Todd Rokita, who represents Indiana’s 4th District, isn’t committing to a candidate yet. As a delegate to the national convention, he says he wants to see what the will of the state’s voters will be. Rokita, who represents two major manufacturing cities, also says the state’s industrial sector is more robust than Donald Trump is making it out to be.

His opponent in the primary, Trump backer and financial adviser Kevin Grant, says Rep. Rokita is out of touch with the people in his district.

Rokita and Grant speak with Here & Now's Robin Young.

Guest

  • Todd Rokita, U.S. Representative, R-Indiana. He tweets @ToddRokita.
  • Kevin Grant, financial advisor and Rokita's primary opponent in the 4th district.

This segment aired on May 3, 2016.

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