Republican Mike Brown defeats Indiana Joe Donnelly, Fox News

Republican Mike Brown defeated established Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly in the fight for the US Senate in Indiana.

The Republican businessman thanked supporters on Tuesday night for "location [their] faith in [him], "and encouraged voters on both sides of the corridor to begin working together after mid-year.

"You will fight hard, you will do your case, the one thing I would like to see in politics … It is too bad on both sides, it should be for the ideas … both sides and the their families had to bear this weight and I hope that the changes on the road, "Braun said during his speech of victory, adding that the Hoosier State must get their ideas in Washington, DC

Brown retired during the Senate race. He wore more relaxed clothes during the first-round discussions, and he continually flourished the "outsider".

"President Trump, he was an intruder, outsider and entrepreneur, and see what happened," Braun previously told Fox News. "I have lived. I have signed thousands of salaries, like the president [as a businessman]. It was an inspiration for me to run for a senator, and I hope for others. We have to be more of us out of the comfort zone. "

Braun and Donnelly were backed by President Trump and former President Barack Obama, respectively, as the fight was completed. Throughout the campaign, both the Republican businessman and the Republican have declared their support for Trump – with the intent to dominate the voters in a more conservative state.

On Sunday, Obama told a crowd of Donnelly supporters that they did not just want a "yes man," referring to Braun, a powerful ally of Trump. He specifically gave Donnelly support for Obamacare.


"Joe Donnelly and I did not agree all the time, but Joe always told me where he was and I knew what he believed and that he always focused on:" What's the best thing for the Hoosiers who served? "" Obama said. "It was sincere and it was immediate, so you can count on it, that's what you want."

"I wish Mike the best, and I hope he will make every Hoosier proud as our senator."

– Joe Donnelly

The next day, Trump attended a rally in Indianapolis for Braun to encourage voters to prove that the Senate is optimistic instead of "Sleepin" Joe.

"Thank you for Indiana!" The vote for Mike @ Braun4Indiana is a vote to keep your work going up, your wages to go up and the cost of health care to fall. "Out of our country!" Trump tweeted after Monday's event .

Eventually, Braun came out on top – and Donnelly admitted the Republican Tuesday night.

"Just a few minutes ago, I called Mike Braun and congratulated him on winning a hard fight. I would like to thank all the Americans who believed in this campaign and worked to make it successful, and every Hoosier I've met "It has been one of the greatest distinctions of my life to represent Indiana in the Senate. I wish Mike the best and I hope he will make every Hoosier proud as our senator. "

Mr Braun was described as a "conservative entrepreneur" on his campaign website, adding that President Trump would need "aid" if he really wants to "drain the swamp" in Washington. However, as some of his prime rivals have pointed out, he has voted with Democrats for more than a decade in state elections – although his campaign's spokesman claimed he only voted blue to disrupt the results of these fights.

"Washington is full of politicians who are talking about a blotting game, but it is empty when it comes to getting real results." These politicians did nothing to increase the well-being and security of our families and instead simplified the system for the benefit of politically connected and themselves, "wrote Braun on his website.

He vows to protect the Second Amendment, which he claims to support 100 per cent, noting that he is an avid hunter and member of the NRA. The Republican also called Obamacare an "indiscriminate disaster" for Indiana and demanded that it be abolished and replaced altogether.

Indiana has elected conservative Democrats but increasingly popular Republicans in recent years.

"I'm not going to let you go, I'll be proud of you as Hoosiers and your next Senator from Indiana," Braun said as he finished his speech. "Thank you very much."

The Associated Press and Fox News report "Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report.