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Visclosky easily beats Phelps in US House race

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U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky had no difficulty defending his 1st District seat in the U.S. House on Tuesday, with a convincing win over his Republican challenger, Joel Phelps of Portage.

Visclosky took 67 percent of the vote to Phelps’ 33 percent.

Visclosky’s margin was only slightly narrower in Porter County, where he took 61 percent of the vote to Phelps’ 39 percent.

Visclosky was elected to his 15th term.


Posted 11/7/2011