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Election 2012

May 9, 2012

Final votes counted in 9th District primary

Democrat Yoder moves on to face GOP’s incumbent Young

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — The final vote tally for the Indiana 9th District Democratic Primary is now in. Winner Shelli Yoder received 12,070 votes; Robert Winningham had 5,027 votes; Jonathan George took 4,079 votes; John W. Tilford got 1,978 votes; and John Griffin Miller had 1,870 votes.

Yoder was declared the winner on election night, but the final tally wasn’t available until after the News and Tribune’s press deadline.

“This victory is about grassroots movements and that grassroots campaigning is still relevant today,” Yoder said.

“I have the up most respect for the other four candidates, who were my opponents, and it was a good race and I’m just honored.”

Yoder’s key issues are creating jobs, increasing opportunities for worker training, funding for health research initiatives and investing in infrastructure and green technologies.

The victory sets a match up against incumbent Republican Todd Young, who’s in his first term in office.

“First of all, I’d like to congratulate Shelli Yoder on winning the Democrat nomination,” Young said. “I look forward to a spirited general election debate focused on ideas for moving our country forward.

“Ultimately, this race will come down to deciding whether we chart a new course for this country that leads to job creation, limits the reach of our federal government and gives Hoosiers more freedom — as I have fought for in my first year in Congress — or whether we continue to embrace the failed Washington-knows-best approach advocated by President Obama and Shelli Yoder.”

The General election is Nov. 6.

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