Victoria Spartz will become the next Congresswoman from Indiana.
With most of the votes counted, Spartz, a state senator from Noblesville, was able to maintain her narrow lead over Democratic challenger Christina Hale.
“I could not be prouder to call myself an American, and be selected by my fellow Americans, to represent them in Washington,” Spartz stated. “There is too much division in our country, and I pledge to bring people together to solve problems and get results while keeping the promises I have made to you.”
Hale conceded the race at approximately 9 p.m. Nov. 4.
“For more than a year, we spoke about protecting and expanding every Hoosiers’ right to affordable health care and promoting bipartisanship and civility in our politics,” she stated. “This was a historically close race, and our message clearly resonated with voters. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to talk about the issues that matter most to our community and lift up the voices of so many people in our district.”
The Spartz campaign announced to their supporters late on Election Day that Spartz would be declared the winner, but with thousands of votes still to be counted many others — including Hale — considered the race too close to call.
The race was the closest in the history of the 5th District with its current boundaries, which has traditionally been a stronghold for Republicans.