Young wins primary run vs. 2 GOP challengers

Todd Young. (Provided Photo)
Todd Young. (Provided Photo)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Todd Young has held off two Republican challengers to earn the chance to seek a third term in Congress.

Young didn’t face a primary challenger two years ago. But on Tuesday he defeated Kathy Lowe-Heil of Elizabeth and Mark Jones of Indianapolis. Both challengers were political newcomers, and neither filed a report with the Federal Election Commission indicating they had raised any money.

Young didn’t attend a debate organized by the Grassroots Conservatives tea party group in March and was criticized by his opponents as not being conservative enough.

Young won the 9th District seat in 2010 by defeating incumbent Democratic Rep. Baron Hill. He is campaigning on a promise to work to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to reduce federal spending.

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