CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks has held off a challenge by Carmel insurance broker David Stockdale to win the Republican primary in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District.
Brooks is a former U.S. attorney and former deputy mayor of Indianapolis. She is seeking to retain the seat Rep. Dan Burton held for 30 years before retiring two years ago.
Brooks originally ran on a promise to work to restore the public’s trust in Congress.
Stockdale had the support of some tea party groups and said he was running because he believes too many members of Congress had been selected by party leaders. He also said he wanted to put the Constitution first instead of the party.
David “Mike” Campbell also ran in the primary.