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David McIntosh To Seek Congressional Seat

Last updated on Friday, September 23, 2011

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Former Indiana Congressman David McIntosh wants to return to Capitol Hill — and he’s trying to unseat a fellow Republican to do it.

McIntosh served alongside Fifth District Representative Dan Burton during his six years in the House, from 1995 to 2001.

Now he confirms he'll join the growing field of primary challengers to Burton, sometime after November's municipal elections.

McIntosh says the district is ready for new leadership, and says the fact he has a track record sets him apart from Burton's other challengers, former US attorney Susan Brooks, former Marion County Coroner John Mcgoff and realtor Jack Lugar.

McIntosh joins other Republicans in calling for deregulation and repeal of the federal health-care law. He says he'd work to make the Bush tax cuts permanent, and pass additional corporate tax cuts to jump-start the economy.

Redrawn congressional maps eliminate three counties which gave Burton his margin of victory in last year's primary, while adding McIntosh's Madison County and slices of Boone and Blackford County. but the new maps also exclude Burton's closest challenger in 2010, Luke Messer.

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