2014 elections review: Indiana incumbents advance after primaries

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May 7, 2014

Indiana

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

The primary elections of the 2014 election season continued in Indiana yesterday. There were few surprises as every incumbent made it through the primary elections successfully, despite a number of primary challenges.[1]

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 September 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 ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mark Leyva ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[2] James L. Johnson, Jr. is also running as a write-in candidate in the general election.[3]

District 2

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

Incumbent Jackie Walorski, elected in 2012, ran 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.[2][4]

District 3

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

Incumbent Marlin Stutzman beat out two challengers--James Mahoney III and Mark William Baringer-- in the Republican primary. The primary battle between Justin Kuhnle Jim Redmond and Tommy Schrader remained too close to call. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Kuhnle led by a narrow margin with 35 percent of the vote, Schrader was close behind with 34 percent, and Redmond followed with 31 percent of the vote.[2][4][5]

District 4

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

Incumbent Todd Rokita defeated challenger 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.[2][4]

District 5

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

Incumbent Susan Brooks beat out David Stockdale and David Campbell for the Republican nomination. Candidates Allen Davidson, David Ford, and Shawn Denney will face off for the Democratic nomination.[2][4]

District 6

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

Incumbent Luke Messer ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Lane Siekman, Susan Hall Heitzman and Corinne Westerfield are running in the Democratic primary.[2][4]

District 7

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

Incumbent Andre Carson defeated three primary challengers: Curtis Godfrey, Mmoja Ajabu and Pierre Quincy Pullins. On the Republican ticket, Catherine Ping beat out Wayne Harmon, J.D. Miniear, Erin Magee and Gordon Smith for the nomination.[2][4]

District 8

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

Incumbent Larry Bucshon held off a primary challenge from Andrew McNeil in the Republican primary. Democratic candidate Tom Spangler ran unopposed. Libertarian Party candidate Andy Horning is running in the general election.[2][4]

District 9

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

Two candidates--Mark Jones and Kathy Lowe Heil-- unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Todd Young in the Republican primary. Former mayor of Seymour Bill Bailey beat out James McClure Jr., J.S. Miller and William Joseph Thomas for the Democratic nomination.[2][4]

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