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Daniels backs Hughes

Gov. Mitch Daniels is behind Fort Wayne GOP mayoral candidate Paula Hughes.

So says the spokesman for the Indiana Republican Party, who wanted to clarify the issue after Political Notebook reported last week on the governor's endorsement of Republican clerk candidate Zach Bonahoom.

The column pointed out that Daniels hadn't publicly endorsed Hughes yet.

In fact, Daniels has a fundraiser on his schedule for Hughes in early November and "has been fully supportive of Paula," said GOP spokesman Pete Seat.

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