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Indiana's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Luke Messer Republican Party
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Indiana U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Indiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Luke Messer (R), who was first elected in 2012. He won election with 59% of the vote.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 7, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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]

Voter registration: 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]

See also: Indiana elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Luke Messer (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Indiana's 6th Congressional District takes in a large portion of eastern Indiana, including Jefferson, Switzerland, Jennings, Ohio, Dearborn, Decatur, Ripley, Bartholomew, Shelby, Hancock, Rush, Fayette, Union, Wayne, Henry, Delaware and Randolph counties.[3]

Candidates

General election candidates

May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Election results

Primary results

U.S. House, Indiana District 6 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Heitzman 48.3% 9,073
Lane Siekman 29.6% 5,571
Corinne Westerfield 22.1% 4,150
Total Votes 18,794
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[6] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[7] Luke Messer voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[9] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Luke Messer voted against HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Luke Messer

Luke Messer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$42,611.71$128,056.77$(60,223.23)$110,445.25
July Quarterly[12]July 17, 2013$130,445.25$182,745.00$(127,047.26)$186,142.99
October Quarterly[13]October 13, 2013$186,142.99$126,896.00$(64,649.58)$248,389.41
Year-end[14]January 31, 2014$248,389$142,951$(64,423)$326,917
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$326,917$111,575$(58,416)$380,077
Running totals
$692,223.77$(374,759.07)

District history

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2012

The 6th Congressional District of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Mike Pence did not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives due to his 2012 gubernatorial campaign, which he won. Luke Messer (R) won election to the 6th District seat in the 2012 general election. Messer defeated Brad Bookout (D) and Rex Bell (L).[16]

U.S. House, Indiana District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brad Bookout 35.1% 96,678
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLuke Messer 59.1% 162,613
     Libertarian Rex Bell 5.8% 15,962
Total Votes 275,253
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mike Pence won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Barry Welsh (D) and Talmage "T.J" Thompson, Jr. (L) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Indiana District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pence incumbent 66.6% 126,027
     Democratic Barry Welsh 29.9% 56,647
     Libertarian Talmage "T.J" Thompson, Jr. 3.5% 6,635
Total Votes 189,309

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