INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Rep. Dan Burton of Indiana says he won't seek re-election to a 16th term.
The 73-year-old Burton told reporters Tuesday at the Indiana Statehouse that he wouldn't run again. He planned to announce his decision on the state House floor.
Burton narrowly survived tough GOP primary battles in his past two campaigns. He was elected to his 15th term in November 2010.
Burton first won election in 1982 to the district that remains heavily Republican under new electoral boundaries state legislators approved last year. It includes all of Hamilton County and the north side of Indianapolis, but lost some rural counties closer to Fort Wayne that Burton carried on his way to winning the 2008 and 2010 primaries.
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