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Hill to campaign for US Senate by walking length of Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Baron Hill says he will crisscross the state of Indiana on foot this summer, walking from South Bend to Evansville as he campaigns for the open seat.

Hill told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he expects the trek to take about 40 walking days. The 63-year-old anticipates going 10 to 12 miles each day that he walks and sees the trip as a good way to meet everyday people.

This isn’t Hill’s first time walking across the state. The former southern Indiana congressman completed a similar feat in a losing 1990 bid for the U.S. Senate against now-retiring GOP incumbent Dan Coats.

Hill faces current Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Young, who ousted him from Congress in 2010. He lags in fundraising behind Young.

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