Redistricting Could Mean A Different Political Option for Donnelly

Joe Donnelly
Congressman Joe Donnelly

In November, Second District U.S. Representative Joe Donnelly won a razor-thin victory to return to Congress. The moderate Democrat was locked in a close race with conservative Republican Jackie Walorski.

With redistricting coming up during this session of the legislature, the second district might not be a competitive district. It might have a distinct Republican flavor.

In a WSBT-TV report Saturday night, Donnelly said he is leaving his options open until he sees the new district to decide what way his political fortunes might go. A Senate run, or a race for Governor were mentioned as possibilities for Donnelly in 2012.