Republican Jackie Walorski has defeated Democrat Brendan Mullen to win the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 2nd District in Indiana.
"Congratulations on your victory," Walorski told her supporters. "I'm so proud to represent you, I'm proud to be a Hoosier tonight, and ladies and gentleman--let's roll up our sleeves and go to work for the sake of this great state."
Walorski takes the seat of Democrat Joe Donnelly, who won election as U.S. Senator from Indiana Tuesday night. Walorski lost to Donnelly in a tight race in 2010.
In fact, both Walorski and Donnelly preached similar principles Tuesday night.
"We're going with Common Sense Hoosiers because Hoosiers got it right," Walorski declared. "We worked together in the state of Indiana and we are leading in the nation in job creation."
Walorski expressed her support for Indiana farmers, thanked her opponent Brendan Mullen for running a good campaign and for being a veteran. She also declared that together she was going to repeal Obamacare.
Walorski served as a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 21st district from 2005-2011.