Braun to Face Donnelly, Most Incumbents Hold On

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Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will face Republican Mike Braun in November. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will face Republican Mike Braun in November.

All Indiana congressional incumbents up for re-election retained their seats during Tuesday's mid-term primaries. U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will face Republican challenger Mike Braun. The former state representative and businessman defeated two sitting congressmen, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, in a contentious race that attracted national attention. In the Statehouse, all incumbents seeking to keep their seats survived the primary, except for two: Dick Hamm, the Republican state representative from the 56th District, was defeated by Bradford Bennett and long-time Republican State Senator Joe Zakas was defeated in the 11th District by Linda Rogers.

U.S. House races in November:

First District - Incumbent Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) vs. Republican Mark Leyva

Second District - Incumbent Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) vs. Democrat Mel Hall

Third District - Incumbent Jim Banks vs. Democrat Courtney Tritch

Fourth District (currently held by Todd Rokita [R-Ind.]) - Republican Jim Baird vs. Democrat Tobi Beck

Fifth District - Incumbent Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) vs. Democrat Dee Thornton

Sixth District (currently held by Luke Messer [R-Ind.]) - Republican Greg Pence vs. Democrat Jeannine Lee Lake

Seventh District - Incumbent Andre Carson (D-Ind.) vs. Republican Wayne "Gunny" Harmon

Eighth District - Incumbent Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) vs. Democrat William Tanoos

Ninth District - Incumbent Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.) vs. Democrat Liz Watson

You can connect to the full list of results from the Indiana Secretary of State's website by clicking here.

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