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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:40 pm

US House Democrats seek to flip Indiana seat

Journal Gazette

The Democratic National Campaign Committee has targeted an Indiana Republican for defeat in the 2020 election, according to reports.

The seat of Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th, is among 33 in the House the DNCC aims to flip, the organization said in a memo reported by news media. Eight of those seats, including Brooks' central Indiana district, represent growing suburban areas similiar to districts the Democrats won in 2018 to retake the House majority.

The Washington news organization Roll Call lumped Brooks in with DNCC targets it called "reaches," noting that she won re-election last year by 14 percentage points.

Brooks, a Carmel resident who grew up in Fort Wayne, received 56.8 percent of the vote in November. It was the first time she had received less than 61.5 percent in four general elections.