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Former Congresswoman Wants To Become Indiana Governor

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A former congresswoman is expected to throw her hat in the race for Indiana governor.

Chicago Public Radio’s Michael Puente reports from our Northwest Indiana Bureau.

Jill Long Thompson will be in South Bend tomorrow and Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

Long Thompson will be traveling throughout Indiana to announce her plans to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for Indiana governor.

Jill Long Thompson represented northeast Indiana in Congress from 1989 to 1995.

She also had a brief stint on the Valparaiso City Council in the mid-1980s. She still lives in northern Indiana.

Two others are already seeking the nomination; Indianapolis architect Jim Schellinger and State Senate Minority Leader Richard Young, who lives in far southern Indiana.

Whoever wins the Democratic primary next year, the nominee will have a tough fight against Republican Governor Mitch Daniels.

Daniels announced his plans last month to seek a second term in office.

I’m Michael Puente. Chicago Public Radio.

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