U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Gary, sent an earthquake through Northwest Indiana politics Wednesday when he announced that he will not run next year for reelection to a 19th term representing Lake, Porter and western LaPorte counties in the U.S. House.

Within minutes, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., who had been preparing a Democratic primary challenge to Visclosky, and North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan declared they were running to succeed the only congressman many Region residents ever have known. While several other Region leaders — including some Republicans — weighed campaigns of their own.

Here's what we know so far about who's in, who's out and what to expect next.

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