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Coroner to run for U.S. Congress


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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew County Coroner Allen Smith, who gained national exposure on “The Biggest Loser” reality television series, plans to run for the District 6 U.S. congressional seat.

His announcement makes him the latest Republican to indicate an intention to run for the office, which U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., will vacate at year’s end to run for governor.

Other announced Republican candidates include John Hatter, Luke Messer, Travis Hankins, T.J. Thompson Jr. Don Bates Jr. and Andrew Phipps.

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