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opines on what will likely be one of the most crowded primary
races in the country in 2010. Republican Dan Burton, who has
represented Indiana’s 5th District since 1983, has
spent the past few decades amassing a legacy of missed votes,
questionably funded golf trips, embarrassing misstatements and
dubious personal behavior and little in the way of legislative
Because of all of this, Burton will face at least four Republican
challengers in the 5th district primary. The
challengers include former and current State Representatives and
an Indianapolis physician who challenged Burton in 2008.
Burton is most likely looking for all the challengers to cancel
each other out. Still the sheer number of candidates looking to
knock him off will most surely send a message to the voters about
sorry state of Burton’s reputation both in Indiana and
Washington. Should be interesting to watch.
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