Indiana Fifth Congressional District Primary Election Results

Democratic Primary

Winner

Jeannine Lake wins the Democratic primary.

Race called by The Associated Press.

Updated May 5, 2022
>95% reported
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jeannine Lake
10,184 +60.0% 60.0%
Matthew Hall
6,796 +40.0% 40.0
Total reported
16,980

Results by county

County Lake Hall Total votes Est. rpt. Est. remain. votes
Hamilton 57% 43% 6,247 >95%
Madison 58 42 4,422 >95%
Delaware 69 31 3,693 >95%
Howard 60 40 1,361 90%
Grant 60 40 788 >95%
Tipton 48 52 469 >95%

Analysis From Our Reporters

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck May 3, 2022

    Representative Shontel Brown defeated Nina Turner, her left-wing primary challenger, in a rematch that drew national attention. Several more primaries in the coming weeks will shed further light on the direction of the Democratic Party in the Biden era.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina May 3, 2022

    Tonight was the first test of Trump’s power in the Republican Party. But there are many more tests in the coming weeks and months, including primaries in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona.

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman May 3, 2022

    Trump called Vance to congratulate him a short time ago.

  • Leah Askarinam
    Leah Askarinam May 3, 2022

    Jane Timken also announced she called Vance to congratulate him.

  • Blake Hounshell
    Blake Hounshell May 3, 2022

    Democrats are not confident they can defeat J.D. Vance in November. But we’re already seeing the outlines of their attack: It will be Tim Ryan, the home-state hero, versus the guy who left the state, became a celebrity and made millions in Silicon Valley.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina May 3, 2022

    This is a victory not just for Vance, but also for Trump. Both Vance and Mandel fiercely embraced the former president and Dolan, who distanced himself ever so slightly, ended up as an also-ran.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck May 3, 2022

    A statement from Matt Dolan: “I pledge to unite our party and endorse J.D. Vance to be our next U.S. senator.”

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck May 3, 2022

    Representative Tim Ryan, who won the Democratic Senate primary tonight: “You tell your friends, and you tell your family, ‘Come hear Tim. He’s not talking about a food fight in Washington, D.C. He’s talking about getting stuff done.’”

  • Leah Askarinam
    Leah Askarinam May 3, 2022

    Donald Trump not-so-subtly encouraged a primary challenge after Mike DeWine acknowledged that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Trump isn’t letting go of that grudge in Arizona or Georgia, even if he didn’t act on it in Ohio.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck May 3, 2022

    Representative Shontel Brown campaigned with a spate of high-profile national surrogates in recent days, including Representatives James E. Clyburn and Hakeem Jeffries. She was also endorsed by President Biden.

  • Reid Epstein
    Reid Epstein May 3, 2022

    Former Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton has won the Democratic primary for Ohio governor. She’ll face a steep uphill climb in the general election against Gov. Mike DeWine.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck May 3, 2022

    There were a number of Dolan-inclined voters at a Whole Foods parking lot in suburban Cleveland recently. “He’s the most down-to-earth and not so extreme,” said one.

  • Nate Cohn
    Nate Cohn May 3, 2022

    Most of the results so far in Ohio are early votes, but we’re starting to get a few Election Day votes and Vance has been doing a bit better than he did in the early vote — perhaps reflecting Trump’s late endorsement.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina May 3, 2022

    The former Trump aide Max Miller appears to be sailing to victory in Ohio’s 7th Congressional District Republican primary. Miller has Trump’s backing and is expected to easily win the safe Republican district.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina May 3, 2022

    Josh Mandel, who grew up in Cleveland’s moderate suburbs, is lagging far behind Matt Dolan in Cuyahoga County. Mandel spent much of his time campaigning in evangelical churches in more rural parts of Ohio.

  • Reid Epstein
    Reid Epstein May 3, 2022

    Gov. Mike DeWine has won the Republican nomination for a second term in Ohio. He held off a pair of Trump-inspired candidates, former Representative Jim Renacci and Joe Blystone, an underfunded farmer.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck May 3, 2022

    Matt Dolan, who rejected former President Donald J. Trump’s false claims about a stolen election, spent time campaigning in more moderate suburbs in the home stretch. That is evident in the Cleveland-area early returns.

  • Nate Cohn
    Nate Cohn May 3, 2022

    Dolan is often doing quite well in metropolitan Ohio, but it is hard to overstate how badly he is struggling in rural areas. He’s usually not even among the top three candidates.

  • Blake Hounshell
    Blake Hounshell May 3, 2022

    It’s early, but so far the geography of the Republican Senate primary is shaping up as expected: with Matt Dolan showing strength in urban areas, while J.D. Vance is doing well in the suburbs.

  • Shane Goldmacher
    Shane Goldmacher May 3, 2022

    The Trump influence on the Vance campaign can also be heard in the election night party playlist, where "YMCA" is now blasting into the ballroom.

Republican Primary

Updated May 5, 2022
Candidate
Victoria Spartz* Uncontested

* Incumbent