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Democrats Win Control Of City Council In Columbus, Indiana For First Time In 36 Years

In another massive win in Tuesday’s elections, Democrats won control of the city council in Columbus, Indiana, the hometown of Vice President Pence, The Republic reports.

The development marks the first time in more than three decades Democrats have won the majority in the Columbus City Council since 1983, the Associated Press reported, citing data from the local county clerk.

Unofficial results show that four of the council’s seven seats were claimed by Democrats in Tuesday’s municipal elections. Two Democrats were reelected and two Democratic challengers ousted Republican incumbents, according to The Republic.

Bartholomew County Republican Party chairwoman Barb Hackman told the newspaper that the Democratic Party’s wins in the town were “really a wake-up call for us Republicans that we can’t be complacent.”

“We’ve ruled for 30 years, but now we’ve got to work harder,” she added.

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