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3 seek Bayh’s Senate seat

Three candidates, Democrat Brad Ellsworth, Republican Dan Coats and Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris, will vie for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Evan Bayh, who is not seeking re-election, in the Nov. 2 General Election.
Coats and Ellsworth have political experience, while Sink-Burris has run for a couple of offices in the past, but said she’s running this time because the two old parties have not listened and have gone in the opposite direction of what the people have asked of them.
Coats, of Fort Wayne, served as a U.S. Senator from 1989 to 1999, and, prior to his senate career, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana’s 4th district for eight years.
Ellsworth, of Evansville, is the state’s current Eighth District representative, serving since 2007. Before that, Ellsworth was the sheriff of Vanderburgh County since 1999.
Sink-Burris, of Bloomington, has been on the Libertarian ticket in the past, unsuccessfully running for the U.S. Senate seat in 1998 and the District 61 House of Representatives seat in 1996.
For more information about Sink-Burris, visit or call 1-812-339-6988.
For information about Ellsworth, check out his website,, or send an e-mail to [email protected]
More information about Coats is available online at
The three candidates held their first of three debates Monday night. The next debate will be Friday, Oct. 22, in Fort Wayne and the last one will be Monday, Oct. 25, in Vincennes.
The winner of the election will hold one of Indiana’s two Senate seats; the other seat is occupied by Republican Richard G. Lugar.