The pandemic prompted Indiana Republicans and Democrats to opt for virtual conventions, and the resurgence of the virus this past month that forced Gov. Eric Holcomb to delay the final Stage 5 reopening confirmed the wisdom of those choices. But the online format obscured what would have been two thrilling attorney general nomination floor fights.

Democrats selected former two-term Evansville mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel, who edged State Sen. Karen Tallian by a mere 47 votes in June. Then last Friday, Todd Rokita defeated embattled Attorney General Curtis Hill 873 to 801 for the GOP nomination.

Brian A. Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at www.howeypolitics.com. Find Howey on Facebook and Twitter @hwypol.

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