Baron Hill announces U.S. Senate bid

Rep. Baron Hill, D-Ind., leaves the Democratic Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2010.(AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Baron Hill is looking to re-enter Congress.

The former U.S. Representative announced a U.S. Senate bid Thursday evening in Columbus.

Our partners at The Republic are reporting that Hill announced his candidacy at the annual Bartholomew Jefferson Jackson Dinner.

Hill will be looking to replace Dan Coats, who has announced that he will not seek re-election.

Hill served as a U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional from 1999 to 2005 and from 2007 to 2011. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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