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Hill out of running, endorses Ellsworth

By Bill Ruthhart and Bill McCleery

U.S. Rep. Baron Hill (D-9th District) announced Saturday that he has decided not to seek the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Evan Bayh, and endorsed fellow congressman Brad Ellsworth.

Hill, of Seymour, released a statement today taking himself out of the running.

“My focus has been, and will remain, on fulfilling my job as the congressman from Southern Indiana and continuing to address the most pressing issues our nation and great state face, like deficit reduction, health care reform, energy independence and entitlement spending,” Hill said in the statement.

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U.S. Rep. Baron Hill (D-9th District)
announced Saturday that he has decided
not to seek the
U.S. Senate seat to be
vacated by Evan Bayh, and endorsed
fellow congressman Brad Ellsworth.

Hill, of Seymour, released a statement
today taking himself out of the running.

“My focus has been, and will remain, on
fulfilling my job as the congressman
from Southern Indiana and continuing to
address the most pressing issues our
nation and great state face, like deficit
reduction,
health care reform, energy
independence and entitlement spending,”
Hill said in the statement.

“That said, I will not seek the nomination
for the United States Senate, and will
continue my efforts to be re-elected to
another term representing the Ninth
District of Indiana. I believe my friend
and colleague, Congressman Brad
Ellsworth, is the right man to fulfill the
task of ensuring a Democrat is elected to
succeed
Senator Bayh.”

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