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Indiana Secretary of State election, 2010

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Candidates for Secretary of State, 2010


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The Indiana Secretary of State election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Republican Todd Rokita was barred by Indiana state term limit laws from running for a third term.

In Indiana, candidates for secretary of state are nominated either by party conventions or by petition; this office does not appear on the ballot in the state's primary election. Minor Party status and accompanying ballot access is secured for the candidates respective parties by securing between 2% and 10% of the vote for Secretary of State.[1]

Democrat Vop Osili and Republican Charlie White were both nominated by their respective parties at their fall state conventions. The two were joined by in the general election by Libertarian Mike Wherry. White won the election with 57.1% of the vote.

Background

Faced with state term limit laws that prevent him from running for a third term in office, Incumbent Republican Todd Rokita ran for and won election to the United States House of Representatives seat being vacated by retiring Republican Steve Buyer.[2]

Race tracker

Ballotpedia predicted a Republican would become Indiana's new Secretary of State.

2010 Ballotpedia Race Rankings for Indiana Secretary of State
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Leans Republican
Overall Call Leans Republican

General election

Results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Charlie White 57.1%
     Democratic Party Vop Osili 37.0%
     Libertarian Party Mike Wherry 5.9%
Total Votes 1,709,679

Endorsements

Vop Osili

Charlie White

Finances

According to the Office of Indiana Secretary of State, as of July 19, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Vop Osili Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [11] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 1 - June 30, 2010[12] July 19, 2010 $68,577.20 $54,119.94 $0.00 $0.00 $83,861.49 $38,835.65
January 1 - March 31, 2010[13] April 15, 2010 $80,278.20 $57,788.82 $0.00 $0.00 $69,489.82 $68,577.20
July 1 - December 31, 2009[14] March 3, 2009 $100.00 $125,904.45 $0.00 $0.00 $45,726.25 $80,278.20
Charlie White Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [11] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 1 - June 30, 2010[15] July 15, 2010 $39,563.57 $80,945.68 $0.00 $0.00 $39,871.95 $80,637.30
January 1 - March 31, 2010[16] April 14, 2010 $31,502.95 $20,565.00 $0.00 $0.00 $12,504.38 $39,563.57
July 1 - December 31, 2009[17] January 19, 2010 $10,894.22 $32,265.00 $0.00 $0.00 $11,656.27 $31,502.95
January 1 - June 30, 2009[18] July 13, 2009 $0.00 $21,118.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10,223.78 $10,894.22

Polling

See also: Polls, 2010 Secretaries of State
Date of Poll Pollster Republican Party Charlie White (R) Democratic Party Vop Osili (D) Libertarian Party Mike Wherry (L) Undecided Number polled
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1[19] EPIC-MRA 39% 29% 5% 27% 500

Conventions

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Candidates

ApprovedaFounder and president of A2SO4, an Indianapolis based architectural firm, Vop Osili[21]

Gop logo2.jpg Republican candidates

Candidates

See also

External links

References

  1. Indiana Code, "3-8-4"
  2. Journal and Courier, "Hershman, Rokita among growing field for Buyer's seat" 2 Feb. 2010
  3. Indiana Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
  4. AFL-CIO - 2010 Endorsements
  5. Indiana AFL-CIO - Endorsed Candidates
  6. Indy Democrat, "Breaking News: FOP Endorses Vop Osili for Secretary of State" 22 Sept. 2010
  7. The Indianapolis Star, "Endorsements for statewide offices" 21 Oct. 2010
  8. Blue Indiana, "Vop earns SoS endorsement as Rokita covers Charlie White's backside" 25 Oct. 2010
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Hoosier Access, "Charlie White Scores Three Major Endorsements" 27 Sept. 2010
  10. Can-Do Conservatives of America - Endorsements
  11. 11.0 11.1 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  12. Indiana Secretary of State - Vop Osili 2010 Quarterly Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  13. Indiana Secretary of State - Vop Osili 2010 Quarterly Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  14. Indiana Secretary of State - Vop Osili 2009 Annual Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  15. Indiana Secretary of State - Charlie White 2010 Quarterly Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  16. Indiana Secretary of State - Charlie White 2010 Quarterly Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  17. Indiana Secretary of State - Charlie White 2009 Annual Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  18. Indiana Secretary of State - Charlie White 2009 Semi-Annual Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  19. NWI Times "Poll: White ahead in Ind. secretary of state race" 6 Oct. 2010
  20. Blue Indiana, "Tom McKenna announces exploratory bid for Secretary of State" 24 Sept. 2009
  21. Blue Indiana, "Vop Osili to launch campaign in October" 1 Oct. 2009
  22. Hoosier Access, "Charlie White announces 2010 run for Indiana secretary of state" 15 Sept. 2009