4 State Lawmakers to face Primary Tests

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4 state lawmakers to face primary tests

Senate District 15 race draws field of GOP power hitters

Niki Kelly | The Journal Gazette

INDIANAPOLIS – Four sitting state lawmakers will have competition in the May primary, and 11 incumbents will go uncontested.

The filing deadline for state legislative seats passed at noon Friday. All 100 House seats and half of the 50 Senate seats are up for election.

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For the first time since his remarks criticizing the Girl Scouts in 2012, Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, will have a primary opponent in House District 84 – Fort Wayne attorney Michael Barranda. Morris’ comments, which became national fodder, came just after the filing deadline two years ago.