Newcomer, previous candidate enter 2nd race

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Associated Press

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:06 PM

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A political newcomer and a candidate who has run unsuccessfully eight times for a congressional seat in Indianapolis say they will seek the Democratic nomination in northern Indiana's 2nd District U.S. House race.

The Elkhart Truth reports (http://bit.ly/1bmXNYz) Douglas Carpenter of South Bend and Bob Kern of Indianapolis have announced plans to seek the seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski. Other Democrats who running are Dan Morrison of Elkhart, who finished second in the 2012 primary, and Joe Bock, a faculty member in Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health.

The 52-year-old Carpenter is unemployed and focuses on caring for his mother. He said he decided to run "to be a liberal in the race." The 49-year-old Kern said he is running because people want common-sense government.

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Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.elkharttruth.com

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