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Democrat Carson re-elected

November 2, 2010

Democratic Rep. Andre Carson has easily won election to a second term from Indiana's 7th District despite his unwavering support for President Barack Obama.

Carson's allegiance wasn't a factor Tuesday in a district where Obama won 71 percent of the vote in 2008. Carson's victory solidifies his grip on the seat that was held by his grandmother, Julia Carson, for 11 years before her death in 2007.

Carson defeated Republican Marvin Scott, who garnered his most attention this fall when his campaign manager resigned after making disparaging comments about gays, Muslims and others on a social networking site.

Carson is one of two Muslims in Congress.

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