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ELECTION: Young, Bailey to meet in congressional race Nov. 4
Updated on: 05.07.14

Incumbent Republican Todd Young of Bloomington and Democrat Bill Bailey of Seymour will face off in the general election Nov. 4.

They won their parties' nominations for the 9th District congressional seat in Tuesday's primary.

Bailey secured his bid with an estimated 46 percent of the vote, according to The Associated Press. He beat out James McClure Jr. of Clarksville, William "Billy" Thomas of Corydon and J.S. "Jeff" Miller of Nashville.

Miller received 259 votes, or 28 percent of Democrat votes cast, in his native county.

Young received an estimated 79 percent of the Republican vote statewide to defeat Kathy Lowe-Heil of Elizabeth and Mark Jones of Indianapolis, according to the AP.

Young is completing his second two-year term in office.

"I'm incredibly humbled by the overwhelming show of support we received from our fellow Hoosiers today," Young said after initial results showed he secured the nomination Tuesday night. "I've served in this office under the assumption that good policy equates to good politics, and that principle has never been more evident."

Bailey said he was appreciative of the support and help across the 13 counties in the district. He said the fall election will be a bigger challenge.

"We take it one race at a time," he said. "It's very gratifying and humbling to win, but the fall will be a battle of David and Goliath with myself playing the role of David."

In Brown County, Young received 1,373 votes or 77 percent of the votes cast in the Republican primary. Among Democrat voters in the county, Bailey received 377 votes or 41 percent.

Although well known in Jackson, Scott and Clark counties, Bailey said he must put a lot of time in visiting the other counties.

"It's not rocket science," he said. "You go in and put in the time to introduce yourself over and over and over and over."

-- January Wetzel, The Tribune (Seymour), a sister newspaper to the Brown County Democrat

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