INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The volatile 2016 campaign season turns toward the November general election with mixed signals from Indiana voters, who showed some rebellious spirit in Tuesday’s primary by giving victories to outsiders Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the presidential races.
But they didn’t fully mutiny against establishment candidates, as evidenced by the rejection of a tea party-backed congressman for the GOP Senate nomination.
The rematch campaign between Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Democrat John Gregg is already stepping up as both started airing television commercials just days after the primary. Pence narrowly defeated Gregg four years ago and neither faced a primary opponent.
Indiana’s other top race will be between Republican Todd Young and Democratic rival Baron Hill of the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.