Jeannine Lee Lake

MUNCIE, Ind. — Muncie Democrat Jeannine Lee Lake is making a third bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

But this year her race is in a central Indiana district with significantly different boundaries, represented by a different Republican incumbent.

Redistricting since the 2020 election moved Delaware County out of Indiana’s 6th Congressional district and into the 5th district, currently represented by Noblesville Republican Victoria Spartz.

“Instead of (the 6th district’s) 19 counties stretching from Muncie and Randolph County all the way down to Madison, Ind., and Jefferson County,” Lake noted she was now in a district made up of significantly fewer counties, all north of Indianapolis, and including the cities of Muncie, Anderson, Carmel, Fishers, Marion, Noblesville and Kokomo,

“It’s the wealthiest district in the state of Indiana,” she said. “It’s a completely different market. … For me, it’s all new, even though I haven’t moved.”

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In the old 6th district, Lake won contented Democratic primary races in 2018 and 2020, then lost general election races those years to Republican Greg Pence,

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