National Democratic momentum stalls in Indiana Senate race

Published 11-07-2018

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - On a night Democrats nationwide rode a blue wave of opposition to President Donald Trump to pick up governorships and flip dozens of House seats, their momentum stalled in the red state of Indiana.

Instead, Republican Mike Braun's victory against Indiana's lone remaining Democrat elected statewide, helped turn it an even darker shade of crimson.

The multimillionaire auto parts magnate ousted Sen. Joe Donnelly, offering a strong indicator of where the state and its middle-of-the-road reputation could be headed politically.

But it wasn't just Donnelly's defeat. Democrats also got trounced in two congressional races - one in northern Indiana, the other in the southern part of the state - where they held out hope for longshot wins.

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