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Messer Files For Re-Election

Posted On January 24, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

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Indiana 6th District Congressman Luke Messer (R-Shelbyville)
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(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Indiana 6th District U.S. Congressman Luke Messer is going to try for a second term in office.

On Thursday, the Republican from Shelbyville announced he has filed for re-election this year.

“I have been honored to represent the people of Indiana’s 6th Congressional district this past year, and I ask for their support again,” Messer said in a statement. “Together, we can continue the fight for common-sense spending reductions and policies that promote job growth.”

Messer, 44, serves on three committees in the U.S. House of Representatives: the Budget Committee, Foreign Affairs Committee, and Education and the Workforce Committee.

According to the election filings with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Election Division, Messer is currently uncontested in the May Republican primary. He will, however, have at least one competitor in the November general election.

Rising Sun attorney Lane Siekman is also running for the 6th district seat as a Democrat. Siekman, who announced his candidacy January 9, has been a vocal critic of Messer, writing various letters to newspapers in the district.

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