Indiana primary a big deal for local elections, too

Indiana Daily Student: The Indiana primary was vital in shaping the presidential campaign. It meant a lot at the state and local levels, too. Here's a breakdown of the results:

The Senate race

Todd Young, R-9th District, beat Marlin Stuzman in the Republican primary race for Senate. With 93 percent reporting, Young leads statewide with 66.7 percent. In Monroe County, Young led with 82 percent of the vote. Young is a Bloomington, Indiana, resident and a former U.S. Marine. He currently serves on the U.S. House's Ways and Means committee, representing Indiana's 9th District. 

Republican Indiana Senator Dan Coats is serving his final term, leaving the seat open. 

The 9th District

Young's decision to run for Senate left Bloomington and Monroe County's representation in the U.S. House of Representatives up for grabs. Democrat Shelli Yoder swept the District's Democratic primary. In Monroe County, she led with 88 percent. Also a Bloomington resident, Yoder ran against Young for his Congressional seat two years ago. 

Trey Hollingsworth beat Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller for the Republican nomination. Hollingsworth is a Tennessee-based multimillionaire business man and new to Indiana politics. Yoder said in Bloomington tonight the race will be fun. 

"Big money does not have a place in the 9th District," Yoder said. 

A sure Governor's race

Gov. Mike Pence ran unopposed in the Republican primary race for Indiana governor, as did Democrat John Gregg. 

Pence and Gregg will face off in November in the race for governor. Gregg ran against Pence in the last election and lost. 

A new coroner

Joani Shields won the Democratic primary race for Monroe County Coroner. Shields was the Deputy Coroner to Nicole Meyer and ran unopposed in the Democratic race. 

After the results came in, she and Meyer stood outside the Monroe County Democrats office together, smiling.