Looking at the outstanding votes, Christina Hale has conceded the 5th Congressional District to Republican Victoria Spartz.

“Congratulations to Victoria Spartz, our next Congresswoman from Indiana,’ Hale said.   “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. 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.

I am so honored and humbled by the trust the people of Indiana’s 5th District have placed in me.” Spartz said.  “This has been a long, tough campaign and I look forward uniting Hoosiers around real solutions and serving every resident of Indiana’s 5th District by ensuring we have the right policies for a strong economy, good schools, affordable healthcare and a great quality of life.”

With more than 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Spartz had 50 percent of the vote and Hale had 46 percent.