INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The governor's office says that a special election will be held to select a replacement for Republican Rep. Mark Souder.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Mitch Daniels said Tuesday he hasn't decided when the election will be held, although it must be at least 60 days after Souder's resignation from Congress becomes official.
The eight-term congressman says he'll resign his 3rd District seat representing northeastern Indiana effective Friday.
The winner of the special election will complete the remainder of Souder's term that ends in early January. Under state law, caucuses of Republican and Democratic committeemen from the district will select candidates for the special election.
A Republican caucus will also pick a new candidate for the November election. Former Fort Wayne City Councilman Tom Hayhurst is the Democratic candidate in November.