Indiana legislator enters GOP race against Burton-WEB ONLY

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A fourth prominent Republican has
decided to challenge longtime Indiana Congressman Dan Burton in next
year’s GOP primary.

State Rep. Mike Murphy of Indianapolis
announced his candidacy today in Tipton at the vacant Getrag
transmission plant that the company stopped building last year during a
dispute with Chrysler.

Murphy is a former Marion County
Republican chairman and said he was entering the race out of
frustration with the economy and “stale leadership.”

Burton was
first elected in 1982 and is Indiana’s longest-serving congressman. But
he narrowly won last year’s primary in the 5th District over John
McGoff, who is running again.

Former state Rep. Luke Messer of
Shelbyville and former congressional candidate Brose McVey of Carmel
also have entered the race.

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