Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) tonight congratulated Congressman Todd Young (R-Ind.) on winning the Indiana Senate primary:

“When I announced over a year ago that I would not run for re-election, I said that there comes a time to pass this demanding job to the next generation. Tonight Hoosiers definitively chose the person who will carry the torch forward in November.

“Todd Young has the character, leadership qualities and Hoosier common-sense to be an outstanding senator. He ran a strong, issue-oriented campaign that brought together Hoosiers from all over our state. He has a proven track record of pushing for innovative, conservative solutions to our nation’s biggest problems.

“Given the seriousness and scope of the challenges our country faces, our party must now come together and focus on winning in November. The ties that bind us are far greater than the very small differences that might divide us.”