> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
Steve Davisson, a Republican from Salem, defeated Ryan Bower, a Democrat from that same city, The Associated Press reported Tuesday night.
Indiana House District 73 covers all of Crawford County; most of Perry and Washington counties; eastern Dubois County; western Scott County; southern Jackson County; northwest Clark County; and a small section of northwest Harrison County.
Among the communities in the area are Salem, Henryville, Dubois, Medora, English, Marengo, New Pekin and Milltown.
Rep. Steve Stemler, whose district covers Jeffersonville, Clarksville, Utica and portions of Sellersburg and Charlestown, ran uncontested and was re-elected.
Republicans were winning big in both Indiana legislative chambers as of press time, and appeared poised to take a two-thirds majority in the state Senate and picking off Democrats in the closely divided House.