LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Republican Trey Hollingsworth easily won the election to represent Indiana's 9th District Tuesday evening.
Hollingsworth was running against Democrat Shelli Yoder and Libertarian Russell Brooksbank. All three were vying to replace Republican Todd Young, who won a seat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
"It was today that the American people got the opportunity to say no," Hollingsworth said after learning of his victory. "Got the opportunity to say no to a government that's not working for them."
Yoder, who lost to Young last time round by 10 points, lost ground this election, falling to Hollingsworth by 13 percentage points.
Hollingsworth sought to tie her to President Barack Obama, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, claiming she's voted to raise taxes and to compromise homeland security.
Yoder, meanwhile, tried to paint Hollingsworth as an outsider looking to buy the seat, dubbing him "Tennessee Trey." Hollingsworth has lived in Indiana little more than a year, but claims he has long had business and personal ties to the state.
Following the election, Hollingsworth said he told Yoder by phone he has a lot of respect for her. He said he hopes to eventually convince her supporters he's working for them.
Yoder said, "We'll come together, we'll still be working hard following through with the things we're committed to, the values that we share and we'll still be working for a better Indiana."