Democrats Win Control Of Pence’s Hometown For The First Time In Nearly 40 Years

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The city council of Columbus, Indiana, hometown of the vice president, will now be under Democratic control.

It has been almost four decades since Democrats controlled Columbus, Indiana — the hometown of Vice President Mike Pence and his brother, Rep. Greg Pence — but the streak of Republican control ended on Tuesday.

According to Newsweek, the city’s “voters saw four Democrats elected to City Council seats, with only three Republican incumbents claiming re-election victory.”

In one particularly close race, Democrat Jerone Wood beat out Republican incumbent Dascal Bunch by a single vote, according to local newspaper, The Republic.

Thirty-eight years have passed since Democrats last controlled the city council, Newsweek reported. Neither Pence has commented on Democrats’ sweeping victory.

However, Indiana Democrats were not so silent.

"In 2019, we set out to expand the battleground and build our Party's diverse bench," said Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody. "In 2020, Democrats will hold elected office in Zionsville, Carmel and Fishers. Big wins in suburbs across the state are setting the table for 2020."

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