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Shelli Yoder Takes Democratic 9th District Primary

Shelli Yoder defeated four rivals in the Democratic primary.

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    Shelli Yoder speaks to supporters after winning 9th District Democratic nomination.

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    Shelli Yoder says her campaign is focused on making Washington, D.C. more representative of the American people.

Shelli Yoder has won the U.S. House 9th District primary with 46 percent of the vote. The runner-up was Robert Winningham with 21 percent.

During her victory speech, Yoder thanked her supporters and expressed dismay with the dysfunction in Congress.

“They need a voice in Washington somebody who’s fighting for working families in the 9th district,” she says, later adding that working families “don’t feel like those questions and those concerns are being addressed in Washington and that’s what this campaign is about.”

Yoder is known for her role as former Miss Indiana. She currently works as Associate Director of Professional Development with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Indiana Public Media News Reporter Gretchen Frazee contributed to this report.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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