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Carson to face Scott in 7th District race

May 4, 2010

Democratic Rep. Andre Carson easily defeated three challengers for his party's nomination in Indiana's 7th District in Tuesday's Indiana primary.

Carson will face Marvin Scott, a Butler University professor who was the Republican challenger to Sen. Evan Bayh in 2004 and lost previous congressional campaigns. Scott defeated Carlos May, a former aide to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard who had been endorsed by the Marion County Republican Party.

Carson is seeking his second full term to the seat once held by this late grandmother, Julia Carson. The district covers most of Indianapolis and is heavily Democratic. Barack Obama won 71 percent of the district's vote in 2008.

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