Romney wins Indiana as state returns to GOP ways

Romney wins Indiana as state returns to GOP ways

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US Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announces Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan(R) as his vice presidential running mate during a campaign rally at the Nauticus Museum after touring the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, August 11, 2012. Romney and his new running mate embark on the first day of a 4-day bus trip that will take the White House hopefuls to 4 key swing states, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Mitt Romney has won Indiana's presidential election as voters returned to their red-state ways just four years after Barack Obama gave Democrats their first Indiana White House nod in four decades.
 
Romney's victory Tuesday capped a presidential race in which Indiana was largely ignored in favor of swing states.
 
Obama made nearly 50 trips to Indiana in 2008, many during his primary fight against Hillary Rodham Clinton.  But he hadn't visited Indiana in more than a year, and Romney visited the state only twice, both times in the Evansville area.
 
Republicans have made steady gains in state and federal elections in the past four years, and Romney was supported by Indiana's GOP establishment, including Gov. Mitch Daniels.

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