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Burton challenger gets Republican endorsements

By · October 27, 2009 at 10:20 pm

A few prominent Republicans have stepped forward to endorse a challenger in the race for Congress in Indiana’s fifth district.

Luke Messer is running for the fifth congressional seat challenging incumbent Dan Burton.

Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Carter is co-chairing Messer’s campaign. Former Marion County Prosecutor Scott Newman also announced his endorsement Tuesday.

Messer accepted those endorsements at a morning press conference in Fishers.

“The mantle of leadership will return to the Republican party and when it does we have to be ready. We absolutely have to be ready with a new generation of leadership that is in it for the long haul. The right kind of leadership as represented by Luke Messer,” said Newman.

Messer is one of four Republican candidates trying to unseat the longtime Republican incumbent Dan Burton.

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