Indy Politics has learned that U.S. Senator Mike Braun plans to run for Governor next year.

As first mentioned in the most recent edition of The Cheat Sheet, Braun has been contacting Republican chairman across the state, informing them of his plans.

Braun reportedly will announce sometime after the election.

Braun was elected to the U.S. Senate back in 2018.

Braun is from Jasper and is the founder and CEO of Meyer Distributing and the owner of Meyer Logistics.

He was a member of the Jasper School Board from 2004 to 2014, and  Braun served in the Indiana House of Representatives for Indiana District 63 from 2014 to 2017.   Braun resigned from the state House on November 1, 2017, to focus on his U.S. Senate campaign.

Braun joins former Pence administration official Eric Doden.   Ly. Governor Suzanne Crouch is expected to run.   Also named as a possible contender is Congressman Trey Hollingsworth.