CHICAGO (CBS) — Republican Todd Rokita, the projected winner in the race for Indiana Attorney General on Tuesday, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from his campaign.
Rokita, who grew up in Munster, learned he had been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and has since come down with symptoms. The timing of the exposure and the positive test was not clear. The person was not part of Rokita’s campaign.
“I want to thank my fellow Hoosiers for the trust and confidence you have placed in me to serve as your next Attorney General,” Rokita said in a statement. “And thanks to my family, friends, co-workers, our great volunteers and all the men and women of good faith who wanted to make sure we had the best person for this important job.”
Rokita and his family have been isolated at home.
“He is doing well and working from home,” according to the release. Rokita was formerly the state’s secretary of state and served in Congress, representing the 4th Congressional District. He ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 2018.