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Young wins 9th Congressional District seat

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BLOOMINGTON, IN (WAVE) - They spent months campaigning, from Jeffersonville to Lawrence County, vying for Indiana's 9th Congressional District seat.

Democrat Shelli Yoder and Republican Todd Young talked to and greeted voters from the southern portion of the Hoosier State. Both campaigns held election watch parties Tuesday night. As the polls closed and results started to trickle in, supporters and campaign managers from both sides were confident.

Around 10:34 p.m. Tuesday, Yoder called Young and conceded.

At the Young watch party, applause rang out as he approached the stage with his wife and family. While making his acceptance speech, Young praised Yoder for her work, her campaign. He spoke highly of her family and of her supporters. Young then thanked the people who voted for him, saying "This race was about trust."

Earlier Tuesday, before Yoder conceded to Young, her supporters at their watch party said if she lost, they would re-group, learn from this experience and move on.

Young said he will move back to Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

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