GOP Eyeing Indiana State House Takeover

by Rick Howlett on November 1, 2010

Indiana voters will cast ballots in numerous state legislative races Tuesday.

Republicans have their eye on regaining control of the Indiana House.

Democrats hold a 52-48 majority in the House. Republican Governor Mitch Daniels has been leading the charge for a GOP takeover; his political action committee has been spending heavily on Republican candidates.

Republicans hold a 33-17 majority in the state Senate.

Among the races on the ballot in southern Indiana:

Republican Rhonda Rhodes faces Democratic incumbent Paul Robertson in the 70th House district.

Democrat Ryan Bower and Republican Steve Davisson are vying for the 73th District House seat vacated by Democrat Dennie Oxley, Senior because of illness.

Democratic incumbent Russ Stillwell is being challenged by Republican Sue Ellsperman in House District 74.

And Republican Ron Grooms and Democrat Chuck Frieberger are on the ballot for the 46th District state Senate seat left vacant by the retirement of Democrat Connie Sipes.

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