SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A University of Notre Dame official is seeking the Democratic nomination in northern Indiana's 2nd District U.S. House race.
The South Bend Tribune reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1axXb0z ) that Joe Bock is expected to announce his candidacy Monday.
The 56-year-old director of global health training at Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health says Democratic Party officials have urged him to run.
Bock says he's a moderate, anti-abortion Democrat. He served three terms as a state representative in Missouri after defeating a Republican incumbent in 1986.
He'll likely have a primary opponent in Dan Morrison of Elkhart, who finished a close second to Brendan Mullen in the 2012 Democratic primary. Mullen narrowly lost the general election to Republican Jackie Walorski, now in her first term. Mullen isn't expected to run again.
Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com