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The 2018 midterm featured Republican Mike Braun winning by 6 points over incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly. In 2012, Democrat Donnelly had defeated State Treasurer Richard Mourdock also by 6 points. So Braun is clearly a more popular candidate than Mourdock was. Yet in Hamilton County, Braun in 2018 received only 52% of the Senate vote. Mourdock running in Hamilton County, pre-Trump, received 54%. Braun's strategy of lashing himself to Donald Trump might have worked in rural Indiana, but clearly not in suburban Hamilton County.