The Republican winning an Indiana House primary is deceased

A candidate who reportedly passed away after the deadline to remove names from the ballot was winning the Republican primary in Indiana’s 7th District, which includes the majority of Indianapolis.

Jennifer Pace was declared the winner by the Indianapolis Star with over 99% of precincts reporting. She had received 31.2% of the vote as of early Wednesday morning, besting retired Army Lt. Catherine Ping who had 29.9% of the vote, retired postal worker Phillip Davis came in at 25.7%, and former Evansville mayor candidate Gabe Whitley, who received 13.1% support.

Ping has ran for the 7th District seat four times in the past including in 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

The Associated Press has yet to declare a winner at the time this article was published.

Pace, 59, died suddenly in early March according to Read more…

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