Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN) Retiring

Indiana Congressman Dan Burton

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Fifteen term Indiana congressman Dan Burton announced today that he will not seek re-election to his 5th district seat in Congress.  The 73 year old Burton announced his decision today while addressing members of the Indiana House Of Representatives, but did not elaborate with details.

Burton narrowly escaped the 2010 Republican primary election, beating Luke Messer by 2%.  Currently, David McIntosh, a former congressman and lobbyist, is already campaigning for Indiana’s 5th District seat.