Democrat Shelli Yoder will face Republican Congressman Todd Young in the general election for Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District seat.
The 43-year-old Yoder is a first-time candidate, who works a professional development director at Indiana University’s business school. She won the five-way primary race with 46 percent of the vote and beat notable opponents, such as retired Air Force Gen. Jonathan George and Robert Winningham, who was an aide to former Congressman Lee Hamilton.
The former Miss Indiana will take on Young in the fall, where the freshman lawmaker is favored to retain the seat for Republicans. Besides having a $1 million in campaign cash on-hand, political observers note the district has been redrawn to favor GOP candidates.