This weekend, a Republican convention in Indiana will decide whether to select embattled financial advisor Don Bates Jr. as its state treasurer nominee.

So far, 2014 has been bumpy for the Tea Party stalwart.

In January, JPMorgan Chase Bank filed a foreclosure on his home which it withdrew in March. Bates has contended the foreclosure was due to a clerical error.

In August, he is scheduled to go to trial in a civil suit filed by the former pastor of his church, alleging Bates illegally sold nearly $8,000 of church property.

Bates has other personal challenges in recent years as well.

This is the third time he has sought a Republican nomination in the state for higher than local office in the last four years. He ran third with 13 percent of the vote in a 2012 Congressional contest. The financial advisor placed fourth in a U.S. Senate primary in 2010 attracting the support of just 4.5 percent of those who came to the polls.

According to Hoosier political commentator Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance Web site shows Bates was delinquent on property tax payments for six years between 2003 and 2010 for a total of $7,500, not counting penalties.

While his campaign’s Web site lists him as an advisor for the last 19 years, critics have pointed out his Securities and Exchange Commission registration as an investment advisor representative and broker with the Richmond, Indiana, branch of Wells Fargo ended in January. However, his new business partner Joe Wesley told Financial Advisor magazine he and Bates broke off from Wells in January and started their own shop, Wesley Bates WMS.

Wesley said Bates is on a leave of absence because of the campaign.

Bates is running to replace incumbent treasurer Republican Richard Mourdock who is barred by law from seeking a third four-year term. Mourdock is supporting a former aide, Kelly Mitchell while a third contender, Marion, Ind. Mayor Wayne Seybold has been endorsed by prominent past Indiana Republican U.S. Senator Richard Lugar.

Bates has received $20,000 in campaign contributions compared with about the same for Mitchell. Seybold has raised slightly more than his two opponents combined.

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Numerous attempts to reach Bates through a campaign aide were unsuccessful.