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Local Lawyer’s Congressional Campaign Gets Key Endorsement

Posted On March 19, 2014

By Katlyn Reece

Lane Siekman says he'll run for the Democrat nomination for Indiana's 6th District congressional seat in the May 6, 2014 primary election.

Lane Siekman is running for the Democrat Party nomination in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District.
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(Rising Sun, Ind.) – Indiana’s 6th Congressional District Democrats have announced that they are endorsing Lane Siekman of Rising Sun.

Before announcing the endorsement, the party’s executive committee met with and interviewed Siekman as well as two other Democrat candidates in the May 6 primary election: Susan Hall Heitzman and Corinne Nicole Westerfield.

“To win this race, the 6th Congressional District needs a common sense progressive voice in Washington to fight on behalf of our working men and women,” Siekman said. “I will continue working hard to earn the support of voters in this district.”

If Siekman, 53, wins in the primary election then he will run against current 6th District congressman Luke Messer in the general election.  ​Messer is unopposed in the May primary.

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One of the central aspects of Siekman’s campaign platform has been putting a stop to political gridlock on Capitol Hill. His website calls Messer “part of the problem.”

Siekman had previously run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012, but bowed out of the race prior to the May primary election. Instead, Siekman endorsed Delaware County’s Brad Bookout who lost to Republican Luke Messer that November.

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