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U.S. Attorney Hogsett Needs Time To Decide Political Future

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says he needs 'at least a couple of weeks' to decide whether he will run for a political office.

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U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett speaks at a press conference in Bloomington.

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett’s political future may not be decided for a couple of weeks, even as he leaves his federally appointed position at the end of this week.

Hogsett said earlier this year he would remain as U.S. Attorney for Indiana’s Southern District through 2016, the end of his term, effectively taking himself out of contention for a widely-speculated run for mayor of Indianapolis next year.

But then, two weeks ago, Hogsett sent a letter informing Attorney General Eric Holder of his resignation, effective at the end of July and that led many to believe the Democrat would indeed make a bid for mayor.

Hogsett, who’s prohibited from discussing a potential run for office while still in his post as U.S. Attorney, says a decision on his political ambitions likely won’t be made right away.

“In order to fairly assess the future, I’ll need, I think, at least a couple of weeks to talk to people and gain their wise counsel,” Hogsett says.

Indianapolis law firm Bose McKinney and Evans Monday announced it will bring on Hogsett as a partner when he leaves office.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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