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Democrat Christina Hale and Republican Victoria Spartz to face off in House race in Indiana

Democrat Christina Hale and Republican Victoria Spartz to face off in House race in Indiana
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Former Democratic state Rep. Christina Hale and Republican state Sen. Victoria Spartz won their respective House primaries in Indiana on Tuesday and will face off in November in the race to replace retiring Rep. Susan BrooksSusan Wiant BrooksEnergized by polls, House Democrats push deeper into GOP territory Bipartisan lawmakers call for broadband expansion to eliminate inequities The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November MORE (R-Ind.).

Both Hale and Spartz were leading their respective primaries in Indiana's 5th District with nearly 70 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. 

The race is expected to be competitive, with the Cook Political Report rating it before the primary as "lean Republican."

Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyWill anyone from the left realize why Trump won — again? Ratings drop to 55M for final Trump-Biden debate Bipartisan group of senators call on Trump to sanction Russia over Navalny poisoning MORE won the district by 17 points in 2012 and President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19 MORE prevailed by 12 points in 2016. Brooks won reelection to her seat in 2018 by about 14 points.