Surrounded by nearly 700 friends and supporters, Congressman Luke Messer made his formal announcement that he was running for the U.S. Senate.

Messer sounded familiar themes of repealing Obamacare, securing the border and protecting second amendment rights.

In a one on one interview shortly afterward, he took issue with what he called half truths by Todd Rokita’s Senate campaign which put a video that morning going after Messer.

He also talked about how President Donald Trump might factor into the race.

You can hear Messer’s comments in the Leon-Tailored Audio.