Spartz was cheered by supporters as they celebrated the preliminary vote rely late Tuesday.
“We all know they’re nonetheless counting the vote, however we really feel that we’re on monitor to win,” Spartz mentioned.
Hale didn’t communicate in public Tuesday evening, together with her marketing campaign saying it was nonetheless monitoring the vote totals.
“There are nonetheless tens of hundreds of mail-in votes within the Fifth District that haven’t but been counted, notably in Marion and Hamilton counties, the place we’ve achieved a major quantity of voter outreach over these previous few months,” Hale marketing campaign supervisor Joann Saridakis mentioned in an announcement. “This race shouldn’t be over.”
No less than $15 million was sunk into the race, with nationwide occasion organizations and dark-money teams spending closely on largely adverse promoting.
The congressional race turned a partisan battleground as cracks within the Republican dominance have appeared up to now couple years within the fifth District, which stretches from the north aspect of Indianapolis north into rural areas and the smaller cities of Anderson and Marion.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly gained within the district whilst he misplaced statewide in 2018 to Republican Mike Braun and a handful of Democrats gained metropolis positions within the northern Indianapolis suburbs for the primary time throughout 2019 municipal elections.