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Breaking down the numbers from Tuesday's election

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The numbers are in across the state and, for the most part, in Clay County.

When comparing, Clay Countians voted similarly to the final state results.

For example, approximately 54 percent of Hoosiers voted Republican at the presidential level. In Clay County, the number was 65 percent as Republican candidate Mitt Romney received 7,065 votes compared to President-elect Barack Obama's 3,630.

In the race for Indiana Senator, Clay County voters supported Republican Richard Mourdock (50 percent) rather than Democrat Joe Donnelly, who received just 42 percent of the vote.

However, at the state level, Donnelly won with 50 percent of the vote compared to Mourdock's 44 percent.

Larry Bucshon won a second term Tuesday after tallying 53 percent of the vote over challenger Dave Crooks.

In Clay County, Bucshon earned 59 percent of the vote compared to 36 percent for Crooks.

In the race for Indiana Governor, Clay County residents favored Republican Mike Pence, who received 51 percent of the vote compared to Democrat John Gregg, who received 44 percent.

Pence won Tuesday's election, gathering 50 percent of the vote. Gregg received 46 percent.

In the race for Indiana Attorney General, incumbent Greg Zoeller, a Republican, received 58 percent of the state vote compared to challenger Kay Fleming, who received 42 percent of the vote.

In Clay County, Zoeller won 65 percent of the vote while Fleming tallied just 35 percent.

In the race for Superintendent of Education, Clay County voters threw their support behind Democrat challenger Glenda Ritz, with 53 percent. Incumbent, Republican Tony Bennett, gathered 47 percent of the county vote.

At the state level, Ritz defeated Bennett by the same margin.

In the race for State Representative, District 42, Republican Alan Morrison defeated Democrat Mark Spelbring. In Clay County, Morrison received 53 percent of the vote compared to 47 percent for Spelbring.

In the race for State Representative District 44, Republican incumbent Jim Baird defeated Democrat challenger Richard Thompson to retain office. In Clay County, Baird received 57 percent of the vote.

In the race for State Representative District 46, Republican Bob Heaton knocked off Democrat challenger Jim Mann. In Clay County, Heaton, a native of Clay City, earned 65 percent of the vote.



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