INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Pete Visclosky has won his 15th term in Congress to become the senior member of Indiana's congressional delegation.
Visclosky defeated Republican Joel Phelps on Tuesday in the northwest Indiana district Democrats have held for decades. He replaces retiring GOP Rep. Dan Burton as the state's senior congressman.
Burton's retirement makes Rep. Marlin Stutzman the senior Republican in the delegation. Stutzman won a second term Tuesday and has seniority over freshman Reps. Todd Rokita and Todd Young because he took office in November 2010 after Mark Souder resigned.
Rokita defeated Democrat Tara Nelson, and Young bested Democrat Shelli Yoder.
Democrat Andre Carson beat Republican Carlos May to win a third term in the 7th District seat his grandmother Julia Carson held for 11 years until her death in 2007.
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