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.
took a total of 269 votes: 0.42 percent.
of victory was significantly improved over that in 2014, when he garnered 67
percent in his defeat of Republican challenger Joel Phelps.
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