Less than 48 hours after U.S. Senator Dan Coats announced he was not running for re-election, Eric Holcomb, a former advisor to both Coats and Governor Mitch Daniels announced today his candidacy for the United States Senate in 2016.

Holcomb said he running on a platform that includes national security and job creation.

In addition to working for both Coats and Daniels he is the  former Chairman of the  Indiana Republican Party chairman and a United States Navy veteran.

You can hear his announcement as well as him taking questions from the media in the Leon-Tailored audio above.

No other candidate has announced however 3rd District Congressman Marlin Stutzman is a likely candidate to enter the race.