Ex-Indiana Representative, McIntosh, eyes challenge to Burton

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Former Indiana Congressman David McIntosh is considering a political comeback by challenging longtime Congressman Dan Burton in next year's Republican primary.

McIntosh tells The Indianapolis Star that he's forming an exploratory committee to run in central Indiana's 5th Congressional District.

McIntosh is a lawyer and registered lobbyist for a Washington-based firm but rents a home in Pendleton.

McIntosh says other Republicans have encouraged him to run for the congressional seat that Burton has held onto despite stiff primary challenges the past two elections.

Burton challenger John McGoff says McIntosh has been out of sight for years and will be starting over.

McIntosh was last on the ballot in 2000 when he was the Republican nominee for governor, but lost badly to Democrat Frank O'Bannon.

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