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Luke Messer began his political career replacing a state representative killed by a drunk driver — but didn't tell anyone about his own multiple DUI convictions. On Thursday, the Indianapolis Star uncovered a dark secret about Rep. Luke Messer’s political beginnings. Messer, a Trump loyalist and the GOP insider favorite for Indiana’s Senate race, started his political career in 2003 by persuading local party leaders to let him run to replace state Rep. Roland Stine, a popular local schoolteacher who was tragically killed by a drunk driver. But it turns out he never disclosed to the officials who picked him that he himself had two DUI convictions in his twenties. “Disclosing his drunken ... Full story

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