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Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Republican Mike Braun on Tuesday ousted Sen. Joe Donnelly, chalking up a big win for President Trump and putting a major dent in Democrats’ long-shot hopes of flipping the U.S. Senate.

Networks declared Mr. Braun the winner almost three hours after polls closed, handing the GOP its first flipped seat in the U.S. Senate.

“Hoosiers elected Mike Braun because he is an experienced businessman who knows how to get the job done,” said Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of the National Republican Senate Committee. “Senator-elect Braun has spent his career creating jobs and growing the economy, and there is no doubt he will continue to improve the lives of Hoosiers through his work in the U.S. Senate.”

The race in Indiana was one of the most watched and most expensive races in the country and tested the political pull of Mr. Trump, who campaigned with Mr. Braun on the eve of the election, in a state that he easily carried two years ago.

Mr. Braun, the head of a auto parts distribution company, cast himself as the outsider in the race, and slammed Mr. Donnelly as a career politician and a strict partisan, highlighting his vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court and support for Obamacare. Read more

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Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana

Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana