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February 13, 2016

Walorski Looks Safer in Indiana House District

Walorski looks stronger for re-election. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In 2012, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won Indiana’s 2nd District with 56 percent as his party’s nominee for president. Republican Jackie Walorski won the 2nd District House race with 49 percent.

That’s about all you need to know about why Democrats are targeting the northern Indiana race in 2014.

Last November, Walorski’s 3,920-vote victory over Democrat Brendan Mullen was one of the surprises on Election Night. Not because she wasn’t supposed to win, but because she nearly lost.

After considering another bid, Mullen decided not to run again. So Democrats are searching for a quality challenger to keep this race in play.

But a midterm election without another race (president, governor, senate) at the top of the ballot might not be the best time to do it. Any Democrat will start as the underdog in the race.

Indiana’s 2nd District is now rated Republican Favored (from Lean Republican) by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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