The Indiana Democratic Party is taking a pass on appealing a decision by the state Election Board that kept U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young on the ballot.

Democrats, as well as Young challenger Congressman Marlin Stutzman, filed challenges to Young’s candidacy saying he did not have the required signatures to be on the ballot.

The Election Division last month  split 2-2 over whether Young had signatures, effectively keeping him on the ballot.

Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody put out the following statement…

“Clearly, Todd Young did not take getting his name on the ballot seriously. The facts are clear. It took help from Republican insiders for Todd Young to remain on the primary ballot after it was established that he did not meet the minimum certified signature requirements of Indiana law. And instead of owning up to his mistake, Todd Young chose to point the finger at someone else and simply say ‘stuff happens’. This isn’t a sign of leadership – but rather one of a candidate who believes the rules don’t apply to him. That’s Todd Young, a candidate who will use any loophole to get his way instead of employing a Hoosier work ethic to simply get the job done.  But, after thoroughly exploring all options and what is best for our candidates and Party moving forward, the Indiana Democratic Party will not pursue legal action at this time regarding Todd Young’s candidacy for U.S. Senate.” 

The Indiana primary is May 3.