Candidate officially announces GOP bid for Indiana attorney general

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A 30-year-old lawyer has officially launched his challenge to embattled Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's possible re-election bid.

John Westercamp announced Thursday that he's seeking the Republican nomination that will be decided during the summer 2020 state party convention. Westercamp is a lawyer at the Indianapolis firm Bose McKinney & Evans and calls himself a "pro-life, principled, conservative Hoosier."

Westercamp said Tuesday that he would hold public events at four locations throughout the state to formally announce his candidacy.

Hill has denied allegations of drunkenly groping four women during a party last year. A special prosecutor declined to pursue criminal charges against the first-term Republican, but the women last week filed a federal lawsuit against Hill and the state.

Hill's campaign committee has been raising money even though he hasn't announced whether he'll seek re-election.

Westercamp said the distractions around the attorney general's office haven't been good for the state.

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