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 BrooksDemocrat Christina Hale and Republican Victoria Spartz to face off in House race in Indiana Key races to watch in Tuesday's primaries The Hill's Campaign Report: More Republican women are running for House seats 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 RomneyRussian bounties revive Trump-GOP foreign policy divide Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem MORE won the district by 17 points in 2012 and President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Anderson Cooper: Trump's Bubba Wallace tweet was 'racist, just plain and simple' Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE prevailed by 12 points in 2016. Brooks won reelection to her seat in 2018 by about 14 points.