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  Jackie Walorski to run for Indiana 2nd District again
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News DateThursday, March 24, 2011 03:40:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Republican state Rep. Jackie Walorski hit the road Tuesday to begin campaigning for the 2nd Congressional District seat less than five months after losing to incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly by about 2,500 votes.

“I know it’s early but I’ve already been up and down the district listening to what voters are saying and this gives us the chance to raise money to compete and sign up volunteers,” Walorski said by cell phone as she traveled northern Indiana from Knox to Rochester.

Donnelly, who has not announced whether he will seek a fourth term, has been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor or senator. Donnelly, a Blue Dog Democrat, has said he’ll wait to see how the congressional district looks after redistricting before deciding what to do.

Donnelly’s spokeswoman, Elizabeth Shappell, said Tuesday that Donnelly is busy doing the work of Congress.

“He is focused on what matters most to Hoosiers: getting our friends and neighbors back to work. The politics will take care of itself,” she said.

The district has a history as a swing district, although political experts have described it as leaning Democratic. That could change after the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly redistricts the state’s nine congressional districts.
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