Carson defeats 3 Democratic challengers

Andre Carson (Provided Photo)
Andre Carson (Provided Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Andre Carson has defeated two Democratic challengers in Indiana’s 7th Congressional District as he seeks a fourth full term in Washington.

Carson finished ahead of former Black Panther Militia leader Mmoja Ajabu, self-described community activist Curtis Godfrey and Pierre Quincy Pullins, who also ran in 2006 and 2008. Ajabu, Godfrey and Pullins didn’t file campaign reports with the Federal Election Commission indicating they had raised any money.

Carson will face a Republican challenger in November in his bid to retain the seat formerly held by his late grandmother, Julia Carson. The district is heavily Democratic and covers much of Indianapolis.

Ajabu finished fourth to Julia Carson when she emerged from a nine-candidate field to win the seat left open when Rep. Andy Jacobs retired in 1996.

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