Gov. Eric J. Holcomb signed an executive order Tuesday, Aug. 9 to call a special election in the Second Congressional District to fill the vacancy left by the death last week of Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, said press secretary Erin Murphy.

The special election will be held concurrently with the Nov. 8 general election. Walorski had already been set to face Democratic challenger Paul D. Steury in that election.

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