IN Sen: Richard Mourdock Poll Numbers Collapse After Rape Comment

By: Friday November 2, 2012 7:35 am

For a long time the Indiana senate race looked as if it was going to be very competitive, but that all changed after Republican Candidate Richard Mourdock said after the debate early this month that he oppose abortion in the case of rape and that “even when life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen.”

Since that rape comment, Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly has seen his standing in the polls shoot up dramatically.

 

Indiana Burning: Losses Signal Long Night for Democrats

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 5:08 pm

If the rest of the country looks like Indiana tonight, Democrats might as well just go to bed early and duck.

At the beginning of the day, Democrats held 5 House seats in Indiana, and Republicans held 3. At the moment, Democrats are only ahead in one, the Indianapolis-area seat held by Andre Carson. And even that is only a 53.5-43.2 lead at this point. Baron Hill, Joe Donnelly and Peter Visclosky are all down, though Visclosky’s seat is extremely early and I assume Gary is not in. In addition, the open seat vacated by Brad Ellsworth looks like a Republican win at this point as well.

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