2014 elections preview: Indiana to hold congressional primaries

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May 5, 2014

Indiana

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

The primary elections of the 2014 election season will continue in Indiana on May 6, 2014. Indiana is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters are not required to register with a party, but the ballot they get depends on which party they have voted for most often in the past.[1] To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 7, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[2]

In Indiana polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.[3]

Indiana is split between Eastern and Central time zones.

U.S. House

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana, 2014

There are nine seats up for grabs in Indiana's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Republican Party holds seven of Indiana's nine congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from Indiana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 Pending
     Republican Party 7 Pending
Total 9 9

District 1

See also: Indiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Peter Visclosky will run unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mark Leyva will run unopposed in the Republican primary.[4] James L. Johnson, Jr. is also running as a write-in candidate in the general election.[5]

District 2

See also: Indiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Jackie Walorski, elected in 2012, will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Notre Dame administrator Joe Bock, Dan Morrison, Douglas Carpenter, and Bob Kern are running for the nomination in the Democratic primary.[4]

District 3

See also: Indiana's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Marlin Stutzman will take on two challengers--James Mahoney III and Mark William Baringer-- in the Republican primary. Justin Kuhnle Jim Redmond and Tommy Schrader are running in the Democratic primary.[4]

District 4

See also: Indiana's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Todd Rokita will face a primary challenge from Kevin Grant in the Republican primary. On the Democratic ticket, five candidates are running for the nomination: John Dale Roger Day, John Futrell, Howard Joseph Pollchik and Jeffrey Blaydes.[4]

District 5

See also: Indiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Susan Brooks will face David Stockdale and David Campbell for the Republican nomination. Candidates Allen Davidson, David Ford, and Shawn Denney will face off for the Democratic nomination.[4]

District 6

See also: Indiana's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Luke Messer will run unopposed in the Republican primary. Lane Siekman, Susan Hall Heitzman and Corinne Westerfield are running in the Democratic primary.[4]

District 7

See also: Indiana's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Andre Carson will face three primary challengers: Curtis Godfrey, Mmoja Ajabu and Pierre Quincy Pullins. On the Republican ticket, Wayne Harmon, J.D. Miniear, Erin Magee, Catherine Ping and Gordon Smith are all running for the nomination.[4]

District 8

See also: Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Larry Bucshon faces a primary challenge from Andrew McNeil in the Republican primary. Democratic candidate Tom Spangler will run unopposed. Libertarian Party candidate Andy Horning is running in the general election.[4]

District 9

See also: Indiana's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Two candidates--Mark Jones and Kathy Lowe Heil-- are challenging incumbent Todd Young in the Republican primary. Four candidates are running in the Democratic primary for the nomination: Former mayor of Seymour Bill Bailey, James McClure Jr., J.S. Miller and William Joseph Thomas.[4]

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