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  [IN-09] Hill dispels rumors that he's retiring
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Last EditedArmyDem  Dec 21, 2009 09:49am
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MediaNewspaper - Louisville Courier Journal
News DateSaturday, December 19, 2009 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDecember 19, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS — “I'm running for re-election.”

These words are from U.S. Rep. Baron Hill, D-9th district, who has for weeks endured rumors that he's retiring from Congress in 2010 to run for governor two years later.

Not so — at least not the retiring part.

“I want to go back,” said Hill, who is serving his fifth term. “We're working on things like health care and energy independence, and we're now on the brink of getting these things done. But they're not done to my satisfaction. I want to go back to refine them.”

Hill's comments came just days after the National Republican Congressional Committee sent out an e-mail about Hill's so-called “retirement jitters.”
The term actually came from a Congressional Quarterly story about Democrats who are retiring and those in tough districts. Hill was part of a larger list of “Democratic incumbents in competitive districts who will now be closely watched for retirement jitters.”

Hill says that he doesn't know how the rumors about retiring got started.
He pointed to a story in Howey Politics, an online newsletter about Indiana, that also questioned whether he would run for Congress again or wait to run for governor.
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