Jackie Walorski clinches third term in Indiana's 2nd Congressional district

Published: Nov. 8, 2016 at 5:15 PM EST
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Republican Jackie Walorski has clinched a third term in Indiana's 2nd Congressional district. She defeated Democrat Lynn Coleman of South Bend.

"Wow, Indiana was rocked and rolled by the Republicans tonight," Walorski declared, speaking to a crowd at The Exchange in South Bend. "Wow!"

After the speech, she talked with reporters and addressed the uncertainty in the presidential race. “One thing is clear right now, we don’t know who the president is, who is going to be in the White House, but my commitment is clear to this district: That I will continue to fight and lead on the things that have been important in this district. Making sure we keep fighting to keep our national security abroad with a Commander in Chief who is engaged. Make sure we can keep the homeland safe, and when it comes to the economy, there are two sectors of the economy that are really important. We’re the leading manufacturing district in the nation. It’s very important that we usher in tax reform, that we protect the jobs that are here.”

This is Walorski's fourth run for the seat, following an initial defeat in 2010 and then wins in 2012 and 2014 over Brendan Mullen and Joe Bock, respectively.

"Once again the American people have elected a strong Republican majority in the house to serve you," Walorski said.