Todd Young will be Indiana’s newest U.S. senator.
The Republican congressman took an easy, 10-point victory over Democrat Evan Bayh Tuesday night in the race to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Coats.
Young will be the first person to hold this Senate seat since 1989 who isn’t Coats or Bayh. He won with 52 percent of the vote, to Bayh’s 42 percent.
In his victory speech, Young told supporters at the Indiana GOP’s election night party that his win proved the power of democracy.