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Senate Conservatives Fund Makes First House Endorsements of 2016

SCF has backed one of Ellmers' primary challengers. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed its first three House candidates of the cycle on Tuesday.  

The SCF has traditionally backed conservative Senate candidates, but in 2013 the organization started playing in House races with its "House Conservatives Project."  

Fifth Republican Joins Indiana GOP Primary to Succeed Stutzman

   

Agribusinessman Kip Tom filed Tuesday to run in Indiana's 3rd District, joining four Republicans already vying for the nomination to succeed Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who's running for Senate .  

Marlin Stutzman Leaving House to Run for Senate

Stutzman will run for Senate in Indiana. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Marlin Stutzman will announce an Indiana Senate bid Saturday, according to multiple sources with knowledge of his plans, making him the second Republican to join the open-seat race.  

Democrats are hoping Stutzman's entrance into the contest will produce a bloody Republican primary that could endanger the GOP's chances at holding on to retiring  Sen. Dan Coats' seat.