Dan Coats, '72 Leads Wave of GOP Alumni Who Won Big in Fall 2010 Legislative Races
Dan Coats, '72 (pictured) easily won the U.S. Senate seat he held from 1990-1998, defeating his democratic challenger Brad Ellsworth on November 2, 2010. Coats also served as U.S. Ambassador to Germany and has practiced law in Washington, D.C.
Current Indiana Secretary of State, Todd Rokita, '95 won Indiana’s 4th District race and Republican Mike Pence, '86 won his sixth term in the 6th District against Democrat Barry A. Welsh. Pence announced on November 3 that he is stepping down as his party's Conference Chairman, a position he has held since 2008.
Political newcomer and recent graduate, Todd Young, '06 beat incumbent Democrat Baron P. Hill in the 9th District.