Indiana election results: Victoria Spartz wins after bruising House primary

Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN), the first Ukrainian-born member of Congress, held on to her seat in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District just months after she decided to run for reelection in a primary fight against eight GOP rivals on Tuesday.

She won her GOP primary with 39.1% of the vote after the Associated Press called the race at 8:29 p.m. with 77% of the vote counted. The Indiana congresswoman narrowly defeated well-funded state Rep. Chuck Goodrich, who received 33% of the vote, and seven other challengers.

Spartz’s initial decision to retire set off a crowded primary and one of the most expensive campaigns this cycle. Initially, Spartz announced more than a year ago that she would not run for reelection, saying she
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