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A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Dan Coats, casts his vote in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Mr. Coats, who won his primary, spent 10 years in the Senate before leaving in 1998. He moved to Virginia, where he has worked as a lobbyist. He also bought a home in North Carolina, prompting critics to call him a carpetbagger for seeking a Senate seat from Indiana again. (Associated Press)

A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Dan Coats, casts his vote in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Mr. Coats, who won his primary, spent 10 years in the Senate before leaving in 1998. He moved to Virginia, where he has worked as a lobbyist. He also bought a home in North Carolina, prompting critics to call him a carpetbagger for seeking a Senate seat from Indiana again. (Associated Press)

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