2014 elections review: Indiana incumbents advance after primaries
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.
|Members of the U.S. House from Indiana -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of September 2014||After the 2014 Election|
Incumbent Peter Visclosky ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mark Leyva ran unopposed in the Republican primary. James L. Johnson, Jr. is also running as a write-in candidate in the general election.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- United States Congress elections, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana, 2014
- U.S. House battleground districts, 2014
- Indiana elections, 2014
- 2014 Indiana elections
- Election Results via Indiana Secretary of State
- Election Results via Associated Press
- 2014 Primary Election Candidates
- 2014 General Election Candidates
- 2014 Candidate Guide
- WTHR, "No surprises in Indiana congressional primary," accessed May 7, 2014
- Indiana Elections Division, "2014 Primary Candidate List," accessed May 5, 2014
- Indiana Elections Division, "General Election Candidates," accessed May 5, 2014
- Associated Press, "Primary Results," accessed May 6, 2014
- News Sentinel, "Allen County primary roundup: Brown, Morris, Gladieux among winners," accessed May 7, 2014