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Indiana’s 1st District Congressman won’t seek another term

Congressional Steel Caucus Vice Chair Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 26, 2015, during a hearing of the caucus to discuss the state of the U.S. steel industry. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Indiana’s longest-serving congressman has decided not to seek another term in office.

Representative Pete Visclosky has served the 1st District in the U.S. House since 1985.

The Gary Democrat, long considered a champion for steel workers, made the announcement Wednesday on the 35th anniversary of his first Congressional election victory. He talked about the district’s successes during his time in The House, as well as the challenges still facing his constituents.



Had he been reelected, Visclosky would have only needed to serve one day in office to pass former Senator Dick Lugar as the longest-serving member of the U.S. House or Senate in Indiana’s history.

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