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Susan Brooks wins 5th District congressional race

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Posted at 9:23 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 00:19:16-05

Rep. Susan Brooks took the lead in Indiana’s 5th District congressional race as she faced off against two other candidates.

Brooks, a Republican, will continue to serve the state’s 5th district as a U.S. Representative.

Initially, she withdrew from the race in July 2016 to run for governor. However, she was not chosen to fill the vacancy. She then began to seek re-election for her House of Representative seat.

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Brooks said she'd fight against any legislation that would undo Indiana’s concealed-carry laws or handgun license rules.

Also, she wants to repeal Obamacare, saying it’s “ill-conceived” and “a huge mistake.”

In the past, she has served as Indiana’s Southern District U.S. Attorney, deputy mayor of Indianapolis, and as an attorney.

Brooks was first elected congresswoman in the district in 2013.

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