New Face in Washington

One of the new faces headed to Washington is Democrat Joe Donnelly.
He beat Republican incumbent Chris Chocola Tuesday night to take Indiana’s Second District Congressional seat.

Donnelly won with 54 percent of the vote to Chocola's 46 percent.

Donnelly celebrated his victory Tuesday night at the Westside Democratic Club in South Bend.

Cheers and chants overwhelmed Donnelly as he entered the building.

The Congressman-elected stopped by our WNDU Studios Wednesday morning to talk about his win and what he hopes to do during his time in office.

"In the first year I want to bring back more jobs to this district. Bring in better, more affordable health care for the people. I want to try to get to Iraq and most importantly see Iraq become successful. So that our sons and daughters from this area can come back home and leave a stable Iraq behind," explains Donnelly. "In this campaign I’m one that's talked about everyone together from the start. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, we're all in the same boat. And we need to work together."

Donnelly also talked about the Democrats' national success this midterm election.

He says the American people were ready for a change.

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