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Ex-state GOP chief declines Indianapolis mayor bid

November 18, 2014

A former Indiana Republican chairman has decided against making a bid to become the next mayor of Indianapolis.

Murray Clark said Tuesday that despite his love of the city, now isn't the time for a return to public life.

Clark had been among the most prominent Republicans mentioned as possible candidates for the party after current GOP Mayor Greg Ballard announced this month that he wouldn't seek election to a third term next year. Clark was the state Republican chairman from 2006 to 2010 after 12 years in the state Senate and being the GOP's nominee for lieutenant governor in 2000.

Former U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett and state Rep. Ed DeLaney are both seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor.

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