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Young fires back at rivals over ballot challenge

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Young has struck back at political foes in both parties who allege he failed to meet Indiana’s ballot requirements in his bid for U.S. Senate.

Young’s campaign on Friday accused U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, his GOP rival, of embracing the “Chicago-style” tactics that President Barack Obama used to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary.

Democrats recently challenged Young’s ballot placement, arguing he lacks the required number of signatures to run in the May primary. Stutzman later piled on.

State law requires Senate candidates to submit signatures from 500 registered voters in each of Indiana’snine congressional districts. Both Stutzman and Democrats say Young is three signatures shy in northwestIndiana’s 1st Congressional District.

Stuzman’s campaign says the state election laws must be followed.