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Carson, May to meet in 7th District congressional race

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

Carson will face Carlos May in November. May is a former aide to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard who lost in the primary two years ago.

If Carson wins a third term in the seat once held by this late grandmother, Julia Carson, he would become Indiana's second-longest serving congressman because of recent turnover in the delegation.

Carson drew criticism last year when he used a lynching metaphor to describe tea party policies, saying they would turn minorities into "second class citizens." Carson later said he wished he had used a different analogy but would not have changed the substance of what he said.

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  • Carlos May
    The people of District 7 have been under the "Carson Rule" now for far too long. Carlos May is an intelligent, constitutionally informed fresh face, and THAT is what Indianapolis needs! Congratulations to you Carlos, and the very best of luck to you in November!

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