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Donnelly Defeats Mourdock

9:42 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Democrat Joe Donnelly of Indiana has defeated Republican Richard Mourdock for that state's Senate seat, Fox News reports.

Donnelly, a congressman from northwest Indiana, had been favored in the final polls of the campaign, particularly after a media firestorm over comments Mourdock made in an October 23 debate that "God intended" pregnancies resulting from rape.

The seat was considered a safe GOP hold until its holder, Republican Dick Lugar, lost his primary race to state treasurer Mourdock in May.

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