*Major Shift in Political Landscape in Indiana!*

Here is a quick recap of the election results of November 2nd:

U.S. Senate Race

Dan Coats defeated Brad Ellsworth in the race for U.S. Senate.  He replaces retiring Senator Evan Bayh.

Congressional Races

1st District Rep. Pete Visclosky was re-elected
2nd District Rep. Joe Donnelly was re-elected
3rd District State Sen. Marlin Stutzman won (open seat)
4th District Sec. of State Todd Rokita won (open seat)
5th District Rep. Dan Burton was re-elected
6th District Rep. Mike Pence was re-elected
7th District Rep. Andre Carson was re-elected
8th District Larry Bucshon won (open seat)
9th District Todd Young defeated Rep. Baron Hill

Make up of the Congressional Delegation – 6 Republicans and 3 Democrats.  It was 4 Republicans and 5 Democrats before the election.

State Senate

Before the November 2nd Election the make up of the Senate was 33-17 Republican.  There will be 4 new Republican Senators:  Jim Tomes (District 49), Doug Eckerty (District 26), Jim Smith (District 45) and Ron Grooms (District 46).  Additionally, Republican Jim Banks (District 17) replaces another Republican, Gary Dillon, who retired. The make up of the Senate will now be 37 Republicans and 13 Democrats.

Indiana House of Representatives

Before the November 2nd Election the make up of the Indiana House was 52-48 – Democrat with Rep. Pat Bauer of South Bend as Speaker of the House.

After the November 2nd Election the make up of the House will be at least 59-41 Republican with Rep. Brian Bosma of Indianapolis becoming the new Speaker of the House.

Here are the new State Representatives who took formerly Democrat Seats:

  Michael Karickhoff District 30
  Kevin Mahan District 31
  James Baird District 44
  Bob Heaton District 46
  Matt Ubelhor District 62
  Jud McMillan District 68
  Rhonda Rhoads District 70
  Steve Davisson District 73
  Sue Ellspermann District 74
  Ron Bacon District 75
  Cindy Kirchhofer

Mike Speedy

District 89

District 90

Additionally, the following Republican Candidates won seats already held by a Republican:

  Timothy Wesco District 21
  Rebecca Kubacki District 22
  Heath VanNatter District 38
  Randy Frye District 67
  Kathleen Heuer District 83
  Bob Morris District 84

The race in House District 76 between Bob Dieg and Wendy McNamara is still too close to call.

* More later about Advance America’s 2010 effort and plan for 2011! *

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