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Greg Pence Wins Re-Election In Race For 6th District Seat Once Held By VP Brother

By George Hale, IPB News, and Stephanie Wiechmann, IPR News | Published on in Government, Local News, Politics
(Photos: File Photos)

Sixth District GOP incumbent Congressman Greg Pence overwhelmingly defeated Democrat Jeannine Lee Lake and Libertarian Tom Ferkinhoff to secure another term.

Lake faced long odds in the GOP-dominated district.  All three candidates ran for the seat in 2018, when it was an open race.

The Associated Press called the race late Tuesday with Pence leading Lake with nearly 70 percent of the vote.  Pence also defeated Lake in 2018 by a similar margin.

But Lake says she’s proud of her second campaign and ready to face Pence a third time.

“Well, I was playing football with my grandkids outside.  And I heard somebody say ‘Blue 22,'” Lake said, laughing. “I think I’m going to go for it.”

Greg Pence’s brother, current Vice President Mike Pence, held the congressional seat for 12 years before becoming governor and vice president.

Pence campaign officials didn’t respond to calls late Tuesday.  In a statement on Facebook Wednesday, Pence said he is “very humbled to win your support in every single county this year.”

This story has been updated with statements from candidates.