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Visclosky easily beats Libertarian in House race

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U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, handily won his 17th term in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, beating off a challenge from his Libertarian challenger, Donna Dunn of Hammond.

Visclosky took 77 percent of the vote to Dunn’s 23 percent: 49,520 to 14,544.

Write-in candidates took a total of 269 votes: 0.42 percent.

Visclosky’s margin of victory was significantly improved over that in 2014, when he garnered 67 percent in his defeat of Republican challenger Joel Phelps.

Visclosky released the following statement this morning: “I am honored and grateful that the citizens of Northwest Indiana have provided me with the ability to continue to serve as their U.S. Representative. We have great momentum to implement transformational investments throughout Northwest Indiana that will forever positively change the lives of current residents and future generations. I will continue to work with all deliberate speed to see that these investments are successful. I will also continue to work hard every day to support the domestic steel industry, all manufacturers, and organized labor.”

 

 

Posted 11/9/2016

 
 
 
 

 

 

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