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U.S. Senate candidate Evan Bayh kicked off a statewide tour Thursday. He started in Fort Wayne for his first campaign stop since joining the Senate race last week. He’s visiting cities across Indiana before he’s officially nominated Friday as the Democratic candidate.

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Democrat Baron Hill is dropping out of the race for Indiana’s open U-S Senate seat. In a statement, Hill says his campaign has made progress in the race against Republican Representative Todd Young. But the Democrat says that progress isn’t enough against what he calls the oncoming slew of “special interest” money. Hill says Democrats can win the Senate race if they have a candidate with money and name recognition.

Former Rep. Baron Hill Will Run for Senate

May 15, 2015
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Former Democratic Congressman Baron Hill is running for the U.S. Senate—although he doesn’t plan to officially announce until June.

Hill told a group of Bartholomew County Democrats Thursday night he plans to run for the Senate seat Republican Dan Coats is vacating after 2016.

Hill is the first Democrat to throw his hat in the ring.

Two Republicans—Third District Congressman Marlin Stutzman and former Coats chief of staff and state GOP chairman Eric Holcomb have already announced they’re running.