Nov 06 2012

Politico: Joe Donnelly upsets Richard Mourdock in Indiana

By SEUNG MIN KIM | 11/6/12 9:57 PM EST

Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly pulled off a stunning upset over Republican Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Senate race – a battle that the GOP thought was a sure win until the final days of the campaign.

With more than 60 percent of precincts reporting, Donnelly held a three point lead over Mourdock, and the Associated Press has projected a Donnelly win.

Donnelly’s victory is a painful setback for Republicans who have been in hot pursuit of a Senate majority and saw Indiana as a slam dunk earlier this year. Yet Mourdock’s ill-timed comments on pregnancy and rape late last month seemed to sway a lot of votes toward Donnelly.

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