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Facing Tough Primary, Veteran Rep. Burton Bows Out

FILE - In this March 1, 2011 file photo, Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Burton says he won't seek re-election to a 16th term. The 73-year-old Burton told reporters Tuesday at the Indiana Statehouse that he wouldn't run again. He planned to announce his decision on the state House floor.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

January 31, 2012
Burton served as chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee from 1996-2003. During his time chairing the committee, he looked at the death of Vince Foster, a White House deputy Counsel. Per the Almanac of American Politics (subscriber):

During the Clinton era, he long insisted that the suicide of White House deputy counsel Vince Foster was a murder, and famously staged a reenactment in his backyard, using a gun and a pumpkin or watermelon-it was never clear which.

Burton is the seventh House Republican this cycle to retire outright without seeking higher office. Eleven Democrats have announced their intention to retire outright.
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