Dan Coats Projected As Indiana Senate Winner

The man who stepped down and allowed Evan Bayh to enter the US Senate will take his successor's place.

The man who stepped down and allowed Evan Bayh to enter the US Senate will take his successor’s place. A number of polling sources now project Dan Coats will defeat former 8th District Congressman Brad Ellsworth to become the state’s junior senator.

Coats served in the Senate from 1989 to 1999 after taking over for Dan Quayle when Quayle became Vice President. The man with whom Coats served in the Senate then is the same person he’ll serve with starting next year, Richard Lugar. The loss marks one of the ten pickups Republicans would need to retake control of the Senate.

Sara Wittmeyer

Sara Wittmeyer is the News Bureau Chief for WFIU and WTIU. Sara has more than a decade of experience as a news reporter and previously served with KBIA at the University of Missouri, WNKU at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY, and at WCPO News in Cincinnati.

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