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U.S. Attorney Hogsett ends mayoral run speculation

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U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett is ending speculation that he would run for Indianapolis mayor or statewide office in the next couple of years.

The former Indiana secretary of state told The Indianapolis Star that he intends to remain in his position as the top federal prosecutor for much of the state through 2016.

The Democrat says he gave considerable thought to running for political office again but decided against leaving his current job. Hogsett says he wants to focus on improving public safety in Indianapolis and around the state.

Hogsett has maintained a high public profile since President Barack Obama named him as U.S. attorney in 2010.

Republican Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard hasn't yet said whether he'll seek a third term in the 2015 election.

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  • Hogsett
    I don't know why people are praising him. Hogsett has really dropped the ball on white collar and political corruption prosecutions. He's turned out to be no better than his predecessors in the U.S. Attorney's Office and they were AWOL on white collar and political corruption prosecutions.
  • Agreed
    I have no problem with Mr. Hogsett, but I would rather see him stay in public safety. Besides, busting meth labs would seem a lot more rewarding than having to deal with all of the ticky-tac political sludge the mayor's office gets stuck with.
  • Do Not Run
    Hopefully Hogsett will stay where he is and continue the good work he's doing. Being Mayor may be good for sound bites and media attention, but we need Hogsett where he is-putting at least some of the bad guys away.

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