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Indiana Marine veteran announces run for Congress

The U.S. Capitol Building at dusk on Jan. 20, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Edelman/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)
December 21, 2019

A Bloomington resident and U.S. Marine Corps veteran is running for Congress.

D. Liam Dorris, a Democrat, has announced his intent to challenge Republican Trey Hollingsworth for the chance to represent Indiana’s 9th District.

Dorris said he is running on a progressive platform. If elected, he plans on working with other progressives such as presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on issues such as health care, the Green New Deal, fair wages and college for all.

Dorris said he supports Sanders’ Medicare for All Act.


“Hoosiers are afraid of getting sick or injured. Even the insured can’t afford it anymore,” Dorris said in a news release. “Health care is a human right, and our health is not a commodity to be negotiated. We are struggling due to our distinct lack of insurance, and for many of us — our health care debts. To negotiate with our health is an absolute outrage; the consumer of health care has no choice other than submitting and going into debt; no one wants to refuse service. These are our lives we’re talking about.”

Dorris also supports a constitutional amendment that will overturn Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court extended the protection of independent spending to corporations.

“No one likes bribed politicians other than large corporations and wealthy donors,” Dorris said in the news release. “Legalized bribery must end so that, we the people, can actually have a conversation without corporate sponsors, such as insurance companies.”

Dorris is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was educated in metrology. He has worked as an employee in a variety of industries and currently works a metrology technologist at Catalent. He has also volunteered for multiple presidential campaigns, according to a news release.

For more information about Dorris, visit his campaign website at


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