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Republicans hold on to competitive Indiana House seat

Republicans hold on to competitive Indiana House seat
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Indiana state Sen. Victoria Spartz (R) is projected to win the race for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District, defeating Democratic candidate Christina Hale.

Spartz will succeed Rep. Susan BrooksSusan Wiant BrooksHere are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year The year of the Republican woman The Hill's Morning Report - Biden inches closer to victory MORE (R), first elected in 2012, who did not seek reelection.

Spartz was appointed to her state Senate seat in September 2017 after state Sen. Luke Kenley (R) retired. A caucus of precinct Republican officials appointed her to finish Kenley’s term. She won the GOP primary with 39 percent of the vote against 14 other declared candidates.