Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN-05) issued the following statement announcing that he would not seek re-election to Congress in 2012:
"It has been an incredible honor to serve Hoosiers, first as a State Representative and State Senator at the Indiana State House and then to serve my constituents as a Member of Congress. I want to thank all of those who have given me the great honor to serve in the legislative branch of government for all of these years.
"To go from humble beginnings to meeting with Presidents, Kings, Princes and some of the world's most powerful leaders, it has been an experience that I cherish. I consider myself to be the luckiest man on the face of the earth!
"I also want to thank all my colleagues who I have worked with. You have made this an experience I will never forget."