Election 2012

Libertarian Becomes Factor in Indiana Senate Race

He's polling at seven percent, which is larger than the gap between the old-party candidates

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The most surprising finding in a new Senate poll is the showing of Libertarian Andy Horning and it raises the possibility that Horning will play the role of spoiler in November. The Howey/DePauw poll shows Democrat Joe Donnelly ahead by just 2 percent. Horning is at 7 percent and, if Donnelly wins, the presence of Horning in the race could be a big reason why.

Four years ago Horning was on the ballot for governor, his second attempt at statewide office. He won about 3 percent of the vote. 24-Hour News 8 caught up with Horning by phone Friday in Ohio, where he called the poll results unexpected.