Former Sen. Dan Coats captured the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh for the GOP, retaking Indiana for for Republicans after the state went for Obama in the 2008 election. The state hadn't voted D in decades. In his victory speech, Coats hails switching the Senate seat from one that helped the president to one that will stop him.
Coats victory speech: '...turning a U.S. Senate seat from one that fundamentally enabled the Obama regime to one that firmly opposes it!'
Wasn't surprised Dan Coats won Sen-IN sadly. Indiana is a red state that barely went blue in '08 for Obama. Now, it looks a little red again
we're tracking 38 races where the incumbent flipped on Stupak-Pitts -- first loss: Brad Ellsworth lost to Dan Coats in the IN Senate race.
Dan Coats looks like the tire-expert from My Cousin Vinny
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