INDIANAPOLIS -- After months of talk of Democrats taking Indiana’s governor position, open Senate seat or possibly even the state’s 11 electoral votes, all three went to the Republicans in a victory for the state’s conservatives Tuesday night.
Eric Holcomb, Todd Young and Donald Trump all won in Indiana.
Trump’s win in Indiana came first, around 7 p.m. Then Young at 8:30 and Holcomb at 9:20
It was a landslide win for the GOP in the state, with Republicans taking the major state races.
Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton 57-38 percent.
Here’s a look at the Indiana electoral map as of 12:30 a.m., with 91 percent reporting.
Clinton won in Marion, Monroe, St. Joseph and Lake counties, while Trump won the others. Results for Henry, Brown, and Elkhart counties hadn’t been reported.
Young beat Democrat Evan Bayh by double digits, 52-42 percent.
Young, a three-term member of the U.S. House from southern Indiana won the GOP primary over fellow GOP Congressman Marlin Stutzman.
“When I grew up here in Indiana, my dad used to tell me, almost every day, that if I dream really big, if I work really hard, good things will happen,” Young said in his victory speech. “Dad, this is a good thing.”
Bayh joined the race in July after Baron Hill dropped out and Democrats tapped him as the best choice to help regain Senate control.
Bayh had served as Indiana’s governor as well as two terms in the U.S. Senate but did not run for reelection in 2010 and left Congress in 2011.
Early polls showed Bayh with a strong lead over Young, but those numbers didn’t last.
Lingering questions about Bayh’s residency and work after leaving the Senate in 2010 eroded his lead as Election Day drew closer.
The race for the district was competitive and, at times, ugly as Hollingsworth’s opponents labeled him “Tennessee Trey,” saying he lived in Tennessee and only moved to Indiana to win a seat in Congress.
Considered one of the closest House races in Indiana, the 9th District race had seen an unusually high amount of campaign money spent by outside groups.