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Burton gets another GOP nod in 5th District

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Rep. Dan Burton won the Republican nomination by getting 30 percent of vote against several challengers in Indiana's 5th District.

Burton is seeking his 15th term from the heavily Republican district.

Burton is Indiana's current longest-serving congressman and faced six challengers who argued it was time for him to go.

He narrowly defeated former state Rep. Luke Messer, who was well-financed with strong ties to many state GOP leaders. Finishing third was Indianapolis physician John McGoff, who received 45 percent of the vote in a narrow 2008 primary loss to Burton.

Construction company worker Tim Crawford of Noblesville won the Democratic nomination, defeating Indiana University cancer researcher Nasser Hanna who had been backed by party officials.

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  • Crowd Loses to Burton
    No surprise that Burton was successful. If that group of his Republican opponents had been able to agree among themselves that the strongest of them should take him on, it might have turned out differently. Unfortunately, each of them had an ego too enormous to concede that only one strong candidate could defeat the old goat.
  • Not again!!
    When will the people learn this man is a horrible representative for us? I cannot believe they keep electing him. Guess they know the name, but not how little he is worth.
  • Time for Danny Boy to book two years worth of tee times...
    I'm sure Burton will get back to working feverishly tomorrow to book another two years worth of tee times. Meanwhile, the state of Indiana has to wait at least another two years to get rid of this clown.
  • Win, Lose, Draw
    Republicans just lost again in the 5th, even though Danny Boy will win in Nov, We the People, just lost, yet again. How about just ONE good candidate run next time? Or maybe we should elect the no name from the Dems this time, and get Danny Boy out that way,,,,??

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