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Stutzman loses campaign chief

More turnover looms among the inner circle of U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman.

Joe Knepper said Saturday that he has resigned as Stutzman's campaign manager to become communications coordinator for St. Vincent Catholic Church and School in Fort Wayne.

Knepper has worked for either Stutzman's 3rd District office or campaign since Stutzman was first elected in 2010.

Stutzman recently lost his chief of staff, Matt Lloyd, who resigned and was replaced by his deputy, John Hammond IV. Later, James Wegmann resigned as Stutzman's communications director to work for the campaign of Ben Sasse, the Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat representing Nebraska.

Stutzman is up for re-election in November in the heavily Republican northeast Indiana district. The LaGrange County farmer is challenged by Democrat Justin Kuhnle, a social services worker from Kendallville.

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