Republican holds key Indiana House seat

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) is projected to win reelection after a hard-fought campaign against Democratic challenger Lynn Coleman.

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Walorski’s victory in the swing district further protects the House GOP’s solid majority in a year where Democrats hoped to pick off vulnerable incumbents.

The GOP incumbent edged out Coleman, who jumped into the race after a 23-year career as a police officer.

The race had been considered “likely Republican” by the Cook Political Report, but Walorski was defeated the first time she sought the 2nd Congressional District seat.

In 2010, she lost to then-Rep. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyVoters Dems need aren't impressed by anti-waterboarding showboating Overnight Defense: Senate confirms Haspel as CIA chief | Trump offers Kim 'protections' if he gives up nukes | Dem amendments target Trump military parade Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers MORE (D). She later secured the seat in 2012 after Donnelly left for the Senate.