Mike Braun Defeats Incumbent Dem Sen. Joe Donnelly in Key Indiana Race

Posted: Nov 06, 2018 9:12 PM

Republican Mike Braun will defeat incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly Tuesday evening in a critical race for Indiana Senate. The Senate is a key pickup for Republicans. ABC, CBS, and NBC News are projecting the race for Braun with 56 percent of the vote in Indiana tallied, Braun had a huge lead over Donnelly with 54.9 percent to his 41.0 percent.

Moderate red-state Democrat Donnelly and Braun had been locked in a tight race over the past few months. 

Former President Obama came out to campaign for Donnelly over the weekend and President Trump campaigned on behalf of Braun Monday.

Throughout the race, Donnelly has faced questions about his "pro-life" label. Braun said Donnelly could not really call himself "pro-life" given his voting record. 

He also faced scrutiny over his “no” vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List has been highlighting Sen. Donnelly’s recent record of voting to continue taxpayer funding of the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.