Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Indiana CD 2 holds the key

Joe Donnelly is a two-term Democratic legislator from Indiana's 2nd Congressional District in northwestern Indiana. In 2006 he won his first term with 54% of the vote and, in 2008, with the help of an enormous turnout effort by the Obama campaign, received 67%. This year he's facing Republican state legislator Jackie Walorski in what should be a very tight race. Donnelly voted for the stimulus bill as well as the health care bill and became a primary target of the GOP in this slightly red district. Indiana's polls close very early on Election Night and we should be able to tell how things are going for both parties based on early returns. If Donnelly wins easily it won't be as bad for the Democrats as we think. However, if Walorski wins; especially if she is way ahead it should be a huge night for the Republicans. Keep an eye on Indiana CD 2, an early indicator of electoral fortunes for both parties.


The Snitch

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