Republican Indiana state senator Victoria Spartz defeated Democrat Christina Hale, a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, in the race for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House.
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Women hold top election positions in key battleground states where counting ballots for the presidential election is underway.
The number of out transgender state lawmakers will nearly double, following a trend in increased trans representation in legislative chambers.
The winner died before the election. The runner-up wants to join the 31 women in the state’s legislature.
Susan Collins, outspent but underestimated, was among the Republicans who prevailed.