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Scott Announces Another Bid for Congress

10/13/2009

Marvin ScottRepublicans face a primary battle for the right to take on Seventh District Congressman Andre Carson next fall.

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Carlos May, a neighborhood liaison for Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, was the first candidate to join the race. Now Butler professor Marvin Scott says he'll make a fifth try at winning the seat.

Scott came within 8,000 votes of upsetting longtime congressman Andy Jacobs in the Republican wave of 1994. After unsuccessful bids for the nomination the next two elections, he got the nod against Carson's grandmother Julia in 2000 and lost by 19 points.

Scott also lost a Senate race against Evan Bayh in 2004.

The official filing period doesn't start until January. Marion County Republicans are expected to meet early next year to endorse a candidate, but it's the May primary that will choose the nominee.
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