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U.S. Sen. Mike Braun and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced their campaigns for governor Monday. They join Fort Wayne businessman Eric Doden, who announced his candidacy last year, in the race for the Republican nomination in 2024.

Doden, president of Pago USA and a former president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. under then-Gov. Mike Pence, doesn’t enjoy the name recognition of the other announced GOP candidates. But he has been persistent when it comes to substantive policy proposals.

On Friday, Doden released a two-page policy brief and 36-second promotional video spotlighting his “Teacher Investment Program.” It’s designed to mitigate Indiana’s teacher shortage by providing state financial incentives to current and future educators, the campaign said.

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