Former US Attorney Brooks defeats Reske in 5th

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana voters have elected former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks to fill the 5th District seat being vacated by retiring GOP Rep. Dan Burton.

Brooks' victory over Democratic state Rep. Scott Reske on Tuesday breaks a half-century of Republican male dominance in the state's congressional delegation. The last GOP congresswoman from Indiana was Cecil Harden, who served five terms before losing in 1958.

Brooks has pledged to work to restore the public's trust in Congress.

Reske is a retired colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves who served in Iraq. He called for doing more to provide troops the equipment they need and ensuring veterans and their families have the services they need.

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