Todd Young Wins Indiana U.S. Senate Seat
By Mike Perleberg
Todd Young (pictured) defeated Evan Bayh for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, November 8. Photo by Michael Conroy, Associated Press.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat is staying in Republican hands.
In his victory speech, 9th District Congressman Todd Young promised to fight for the people of Indiana.
“I’m going to wake up every day as your next United States Senator, everyday with one mission in mind: figure out how I can best serve the interests of this state and its great people,” Young said.
With better than 90 percent of Indiana precincts reporting results Tuesday night, Young had 69 percent of the vote to Bayh’s 42 percent. Libertarian Lucy Brenton was a distant third with five percent.
Young said he learned in the Marines to put people before politics and promised that his Senate seat will be for the people of the Hoosier State. Young has defeated Democrat Evan Bayh in the race to replace Dan Coats.
Senator-elect @ToddYoungIN is a man of character whose leadership and conservative values will serve Hoosiers well in the Senate.
— Dan Coats (@DanCoats) November 9, 2016
Young served two terms in Congress before stepping-up to run after Coats announced his retirement. The Indiana race was one of the most expensive and closest watched in the country.
For Bayh, a former Indiana governor and U.S. Senator, it is his first ever election loss. His campaign was dogged by questions concerning his residency and his resignation from the Senate six years ago to serve on corporate boards.
By delivered his concession speech in Indianapolis, saying America should always remain united.