There were no Primary Election surprises in the race to fill the soon-to-be vacated Indiana 2nd district congressional seat.
On the Republican side, Jackie Walorski picked up 73 percent of the vote, for a second shot at the 2nd district seat.
“We as a district will be an independent voice in Washington, for the 2nd district, and we haven’t had an independent voice,” Walorski said.
Walorski says that both political parties have let down the people of the district. “The majority of the people in this district, they’re for a balanced budget, they’re for ridding the country of debt and starting to ratchet it back, they’re
On the Democratic side, Brendan Mullen won over Dan Morrison by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin.
While more than 60,000 votes were cast in the Republican primary, only 20 thousand were cast on the Democratic side. “For a first time candidate, we're one and oh and we're looking forward to November,” Mullen said.
In the 2010 General Election, Walorski came some 2,500 votes shy of beating U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly. This time there will be no incumbent running. “You know, I can tell you one big difference that I've seen, and maybe it’s because it’s an open race, I don't know, but we're raising 90-percent of our money inside this district and so
we're not only growing a volunteer base we're growing a pretty hefty donor base and I've already seen, just in the FEC reports on Mullen's side alone, 90-percent of their money is coming from the beltway,” said Walorski.
Mullen replied, “I am very proud of the resources and the team that we've built, nothing is more gratifying in the world to see when my friends and my colleagues I served with at West Point, or in the military send in donations from the foothills of the Kandahar Mountains while serving our country.”
Mullen said that his campaign has been the top Democratic fundraiser in the State of Indiana, “And I’m very proud to say, come this last quarter, we not only outraised Jackie again by $30 grand, but we were number one in the entire State of Indiana for congressional races.”