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Dan Coats, former Indiana senator, to Challenge Evan Bayh

11:47 PM, Feb 2, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Politico's Josh Kraushaar reports:

Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats plans to announce Wednesday that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh in November, a senior Republican official told POLITICO.

Coats held the seat Bayh currently occupies for 10 years before retiring in 1998. Since leaving Congress, he has worked as a lobbyist and served as U.S. ambassador to Germany during the George W. Bush administration.

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