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1 posted on 01/31/2012 8:10:58 AM PST by zaxtres
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http://www.wane.com/dpps/news/politics/state_politics/rep-dan-burton-announces-retirement_4058810

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Rep. Dan Burton announced Tuesday morning his plans to retire after decades as a politician.

Burton, a Republican, has represented the 5th District in Congress since 1982. He served in the Indiana Senate before being elected to Congress.

On Tuesday, he stood on the Indiana House floor and said he was retiring for family reasons.

But in the past two elections, Burton has been the target of fellow Republicans.

More recently, Burton has been spotted in Florida campaigning for presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 8:11:56 AM PST by sunmars
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This is an R+17 district currently (not sure what it is after redistricting).


5 posted on 01/31/2012 8:18:39 AM PST by SlargTarg
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The writing was on the wall. He bareley survived the Primary last time around.

Dan Burton 30%

Luke Messer 28%

John McGoff 19%

Mike Murphy 9%

Brose McVey 8%

Andy Lyons 4%

Ann Adcock 3%

Burton only carried a majority in one county (55%): Huntington


6 posted on 01/31/2012 8:31:05 AM PST by digger48
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Dan’s my Congressmen. While he has been in DC for 30 years, he has been very conservative overall. I have not been ashamed of him. He’s a good guy.


10 posted on 01/31/2012 10:30:53 AM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Crichton; Clemenza; Coop
Burton was a conservative stalwart for three decades in Congress. He is human, so by definition a sinner, but we have a better nation thanks to his service. He will be missed.

His district is safely Republican, even with the recent unpacking of the Democrat gerrymander, so we should search for a young conservative to fill his very large shoes.

11 posted on 01/31/2012 10:32:38 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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Burton is a good guy. He stayed so long because he always voted the way his constituents wanted him to vote.

My son used to play with his kid. Nice people. His first wife died of cancer. She was a pretty lady.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 10:58:24 AM PST by dforest
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David McIntosh is the true conservative in the race now. Saw him at the last Indy 1500 Gun & Knife show, he had his OWN booth!
15 posted on 01/31/2012 11:28:04 AM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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