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Hogsett's Political Future In Limbo

Bill Shaw

US Attorney Joe Hogsett leaves his federally appointed position at the end of this week.

But his political future may not be decided for a while longer.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports:

Hogsett said earlier this year he would remain as US 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,” says Hogsett.

Indianapolis law firm Bose McKinney and Evans Monday announced it will bring on Hogsett as a partner when he leaves office.  For Indiana Public Broadcasting, I’m Brandon Smith.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. 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.