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Candidates in Indiana’s 5th congressional district

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Here are the leading candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District seat in the May 4 primary:

DAN BURTON

Age _ 71

Residence _ Indianapolis

Occupation _ Congressman, first elected in 1982

Political experience _ Indiana state representative 1967-68, 1977-80; state senator 1969-70, 1981-82; unsuccessful campaign for Congress in 1970

Quote _ “I think the main thing right now is to stop the runaway government Obama is pushing that is leading us down the wrong road.”

JOHN MCGOFF

Age _ 50

Residence _ Indianapolis

Occupation _ Emergency room physician at Community Hospital; Air National Guard doctor, scheduled for promotion to brigadier general in June

Political experience _ Elected to two terms as Marion County coroner, 1996 and 2000; lost 2008 primary challenge to Burton

Quote _ “(Voters) don’t want career politicians, party insiders and lobbyists, and if you take a look at the other candidates, that’s what you come up with.”

BROSE MCVEY

Age _ 49

Residence _ Carmel

Occupation _ Founder of Nexpointe Supply Chain Network, which helps companies seeking business with the Department of Defense and government contractors; former public-affairs consultant and lobbyist

Political experience _ 2002 GOP nominee in neighboring 7th District, losing to Democrat Julia Carson; aide to then-U.S. Sens. Dan Quayle and Dan Coats

Quote _ “We need an advocate, a thinker, a creative problem-solver, a leader _ and we are so far removed from that threshold right now.”

LUKE MESSER

Age _ 41

Residence _ Shelbyville

Occupation _ Attorney; former lobbyist for law firm Ice Miller of Indianapolis

Political experience _ Indiana state representative, 2003-06; Indiana Republican Party executive director, 2002-06; unsuccessful candidate for Congress in 2000; aide to then-U.S. Rep. David McIntosh

Quote _ “I think folks are looking for new leadership in Washington, but they’re not necessarily ready to throw the car keys right back to the old Republican leadership that led this country just two or three years ago.”

MIKE MURPHY

Age _ 53

Residence _ Indianapolis

Occupation _ Founder of Murphy Partners, a public relations and fundraising firm; board chairman of Monarch Beverage; former Anthem Inc. executive

Political experience _ Indiana state representative, 1994-present; former Marion County Republican Party chairman

Quote _ “The direct way that a congressman can have an impact on jobs is by doing the three most important things, which is cutting taxes, deregulating the economy and cutting spending.”

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