Political watchers disagree about whether Joe Donnelly’s push to rally moderates to get work done in Washington during the 113th Congress will be effective.
Legislators say the are ready to get to work with just two months before another showdown, over raising the debt limit and avoiding automatic spending cuts.
Indiana saw several changes to its political roster after the 2012 elections.
Election recap: Some of the the election night victory speeches.
Joe Donnelly, who defeated Republican Richard Mourdock in Indiana's U.S. Senate race, said his top priorities including getting more Hoosiers back to work.
Joe Donnelly defeated Richard Mourdock in Tuesday's election, gaining what was once considered safe-Republican Senate seat held by Richard Lugar.
Richard Mourdock and Joe Donnelly made multiple campaign stops Monday in a last push to gain supporters before Tuesday's election.
A Howey/DePauw poll is the first since Richard Mourdock said in a debate that if pregnancy resulted from rape, it was what God intended.
Although Mourdock's comments have drawn reactions form across the political spectrum, it's unknown if it will affect Indiana's senate race.
Republican candidate Richard Mourdock is on the defensive after comments made about rape and pregnancy during Tuesday night's debate.